Achristmas carol (abridged and adapted by prescott hill) (pacemaker classics)


Ring in the holidays with the whole family at the largest production in Grand history. The all-time classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a joyous celebration brimming with music, dance, and good cheer! This is the holiday event of the season, overflowing with surprises and featuring 21 cast members, all of your favourite carols, and one of the grandest sets to grace our stage.

In Dickens’ timeless story, cold, hard Ebenezer Scrooge is given one “last chance” to transform himself from a humbug into a joyful and caring soul through visits from the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.

“ This production marks my directing debut at the Grand with my own adaptation of this adored holiday classic. This is one of the great enduring stories – requiring the use of extraordinary the­atrics and excessive imagination. I look forward to sharing my whimsical and surprising version with you. ” – DENNIS GARNHUM, Artistic Director

In the spirit of holiday giving and ongoing community support, the Grand Theatre launches the #HumbugtoHunger campaign in support of the London Food Bank and the Business Cares program. The plight of the Cratchit family is real and is felt every day in our own city. Over 3400 families access the London Food Bank each month. During A Christmas Carol, patrons will have an opportunity to make a monetary donation to the London Food Bank.

A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas , commonly known as A Christmas Carol , is a novel by Charles Dickens , first published in London by Chapman & Hall in 1843; the first edition was illustrated by John Leech . A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge , an old miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past , Present and Yet to Come . After their visits Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.

With A Christmas Carol , Dickens captured the zeitgeist of the mid-Victorian revival of the Christmas holiday. He has been acknowledged as an influence on the modern Western observance of Christmas and inspired several aspects of Christmas, such as family gatherings, seasonal food and drink, dancing, games and a festive generosity of spirit.

The story begins on a cold and bleak Christmas Eve in London, seven years after the death of Ebenezer Scrooge 's business partner, Jacob Marley . Scrooge, an old miser , hates Christmas and refuses an invitation to Christmas dinner from his nephew Fred. He turns away two men who seek a donation from him in order to provide food and heating for the poor, and only grudgingly allows his overworked, underpaid clerk , Bob Cratchit , Christmas Day off with pay to conform to the social custom.

At home that night, Scrooge is visited by Marley's ghost , who wanders the Earth, entwined by heavy chains and money boxes, forged during a lifetime of greed and selfishness. Marley tells Scrooge that he has one chance to avoid the same fate: he will be visited by three spirits and he must listen to them or be cursed to carry chains of his own, much longer than Marley's chains.

The first of the spirits, the Ghost of Christmas Past , takes Scrooge to Christmas scenes of Scrooge's boyhood and youth, reminding him of a time when he was more innocent. The boyhood scenes portray Scrooge's lonely childhood, his relationship with his beloved sister Fan, and a Christmas party hosted by his first employer, Mr. Fezziwig , who treated Scrooge like a son. They also portray Scrooge's neglected fiancée Belle, who ends their relationship after she realises that Scrooge will never love her as much as he loves money. Finally, they visit a now-married Belle with her large, happy family on a recent Christmas Eve.

Scrooge awakens on Christmas morning a changed man. He spends the day with Fred's family and anonymously sends a large turkey to the Cratchit home for Christmas dinner. The following day he gives Cratchit an increase in pay and becomes like another father to Tiny Tim, who did not die. From then on Scrooge begins to treat everyone with kindness, generosity and compassion, embodying the spirit of Christmas.

Everyone has holiday traditions – one of ours was watching A Christmas Carol. Whether you prefer George C. Scott, Michael Caine, or Bill Murray as the cantankerous Ebeneeezer Scrooge it is hard to watch it and not think ‘What if?’. Charles Dickens serialized tale was first published in 1843 and nearly 120 years later ‘A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas ‘ is still one his most popular works.

It tells the tale of Mr Scrooge, a miserly banker,   and how the world is not quite as he sees it. On Christmas Eve, after being particularly hard on his clerk, Bob Cratchit, he settles down for the night and his visited by four ghosts*. Let’s see what the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future, would have to say about us, at Don’t Forget The Bubbles.

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Ring in the holidays with the whole family at the largest production in Grand history. The all-time classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a joyous celebration brimming with music, dance, and good cheer! This is the holiday event of the season, overflowing with surprises and featuring 21 cast members, all of your favourite carols, and one of the grandest sets to grace our stage.

In Dickens’ timeless story, cold, hard Ebenezer Scrooge is given one “last chance” to transform himself from a humbug into a joyful and caring soul through visits from the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.

“ This production marks my directing debut at the Grand with my own adaptation of this adored holiday classic. This is one of the great enduring stories – requiring the use of extraordinary the­atrics and excessive imagination. I look forward to sharing my whimsical and surprising version with you. ” – DENNIS GARNHUM, Artistic Director

In the spirit of holiday giving and ongoing community support, the Grand Theatre launches the #HumbugtoHunger campaign in support of the London Food Bank and the Business Cares program. The plight of the Cratchit family is real and is felt every day in our own city. Over 3400 families access the London Food Bank each month. During A Christmas Carol, patrons will have an opportunity to make a monetary donation to the London Food Bank.

Ring in the holidays with the whole family at the largest production in Grand history. The all-time classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a joyous celebration brimming with music, dance, and good cheer! This is the holiday event of the season, overflowing with surprises and featuring 21 cast members, all of your favourite carols, and one of the grandest sets to grace our stage.

In Dickens’ timeless story, cold, hard Ebenezer Scrooge is given one “last chance” to transform himself from a humbug into a joyful and caring soul through visits from the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.

“ This production marks my directing debut at the Grand with my own adaptation of this adored holiday classic. This is one of the great enduring stories – requiring the use of extraordinary the­atrics and excessive imagination. I look forward to sharing my whimsical and surprising version with you. ” – DENNIS GARNHUM, Artistic Director

In the spirit of holiday giving and ongoing community support, the Grand Theatre launches the #HumbugtoHunger campaign in support of the London Food Bank and the Business Cares program. The plight of the Cratchit family is real and is felt every day in our own city. Over 3400 families access the London Food Bank each month. During A Christmas Carol, patrons will have an opportunity to make a monetary donation to the London Food Bank.

A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas , commonly known as A Christmas Carol , is a novel by Charles Dickens , first published in London by Chapman & Hall in 1843; the first edition was illustrated by John Leech . A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge , an old miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past , Present and Yet to Come . After their visits Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.

With A Christmas Carol , Dickens captured the zeitgeist of the mid-Victorian revival of the Christmas holiday. He has been acknowledged as an influence on the modern Western observance of Christmas and inspired several aspects of Christmas, such as family gatherings, seasonal food and drink, dancing, games and a festive generosity of spirit.

The story begins on a cold and bleak Christmas Eve in London, seven years after the death of Ebenezer Scrooge 's business partner, Jacob Marley . Scrooge, an old miser , hates Christmas and refuses an invitation to Christmas dinner from his nephew Fred. He turns away two men who seek a donation from him in order to provide food and heating for the poor, and only grudgingly allows his overworked, underpaid clerk , Bob Cratchit , Christmas Day off with pay to conform to the social custom.

At home that night, Scrooge is visited by Marley's ghost , who wanders the Earth, entwined by heavy chains and money boxes, forged during a lifetime of greed and selfishness. Marley tells Scrooge that he has one chance to avoid the same fate: he will be visited by three spirits and he must listen to them or be cursed to carry chains of his own, much longer than Marley's chains.

The first of the spirits, the Ghost of Christmas Past , takes Scrooge to Christmas scenes of Scrooge's boyhood and youth, reminding him of a time when he was more innocent. The boyhood scenes portray Scrooge's lonely childhood, his relationship with his beloved sister Fan, and a Christmas party hosted by his first employer, Mr. Fezziwig , who treated Scrooge like a son. They also portray Scrooge's neglected fiancée Belle, who ends their relationship after she realises that Scrooge will never love her as much as he loves money. Finally, they visit a now-married Belle with her large, happy family on a recent Christmas Eve.

Scrooge awakens on Christmas morning a changed man. He spends the day with Fred's family and anonymously sends a large turkey to the Cratchit home for Christmas dinner. The following day he gives Cratchit an increase in pay and becomes like another father to Tiny Tim, who did not die. From then on Scrooge begins to treat everyone with kindness, generosity and compassion, embodying the spirit of Christmas.


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