A Christmas Carol

christmas2Adapted by Jeff Pitcher

Drama (Non-Musical)

Scrooge, Marley, Cratchit, Tiny Tim – they’re all here in this simple and dramatic retelling of Charles Dickens wonderful Christmas tale. Tailored to work for a smaller professional cast (10) or a larger community production.

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Two Acts

Casting
Male: 4
Female: 3
Children: 2

Production History
Commissioned by Western Canada Theatre’s Artistic Director David Ross in 1994 where it premiered and played for two successful seasons in 1994 and 1995.

Since then the play has been performed by Professional theatre companies and Community groups from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island.

The play can be performed with as few as 7 actors plus the boy and girl.

Actor 1: Undertaker/Cratchit/Businessman/Person #1

Actor 2: Mrs. Dilber/Mary/Caroler

Actor 3: Marley/Fred/Young Scrooge/Peter/Future/Arguer

Actor 4: Scrooge

Actor 5: Cratchit/Sheila/Mrs. Guiness/Mrs. Togget/Past

Actor 6: Fezziwig/Topper/Joe/Togget/Present/Person #3

Actor 7: Fan/Belle/Martha/Person #2

Girl: Molly/Want

Boy: Tiny Tim/Ignorance

christmas1Characters (In order of appearance)

Undertaker
Mrs. Dilber Scrooge’s housekeeper
Ghost of Mr. Marley Scrooge’s business partner
Bob Cratchit Scrooge’s employee
Scrooge The man
Mr. Togget
Mrs. Togget
Fred Scrooge’s nephew
Ghost of Christmas Past A spirit from the past
Young Scrooge Scrooge as a young man
Fan Young Scrooge’s sister
Fezziwig Scrooge’s employer
Belle Young Scrooge’s fiancé
Businessman An unscrupulous business man
Ghost of Christmas Present A spirit from the present
Mrs. Cratchit Bob’s good wife
Peter Bob’s good son
Molly Bob’s good daughter
Martha Bob’s good daughter
Tiny Tim Bob’s good son
Mary Fred’s girlfriend
Topper Fred’s friend
Sheila Topper’s girlfriend
Ghost of Christmas Future A spirit from the future
3 Business People 3 meanies
Mrs. Guiness A charwoman
Joe A shady pawnbroker

Original Production (Western Canada Theatre – Kamloops)

Undertaker/Cratchit – Peter Hall
Mrs. Dilber/Mary – Janet Michael
Marley/Fred/Young Scrooge – Lorne Pardy
Scrooge – Boyd Norman
Mrs. Cratchit/Sheila – Lanni McInnes
Fezziwig/Topper/Joe – Brian Linds
Fan/Belle/Martha – Nicole Nattrass
Molly/Want – Sheanna James
Tiny Tim/Ignorance – Michael Small
Undertaker/Cratchit – Peter Hall
Mrs. Dilber/Mary – Janet Michael
Marley/Fred/Young Scrooge – Lorne Pardy
Scrooge – Boyd Norman
Mrs. Cratchit/Sheila – Lanni McInnes
Fezziwig/Topper/Joe – Brian Linds
Fan/Belle/Martha – Nicole Nattrass
Molly/Want – Sheanna James
Tiny Tim/Ignorance – Michael SmallMusician Steve SabaCarolers Christine Loney
Musician Carolers
Steve Saba, Christine Loney, Erin Quest, Amelia Ross
Stage ManagerKelly Manson
Apprentice Stage – Manager Joel Eccleston
DirectorJeff Pitcher
Assistant DirectorDavid Ross
Set DesignDerek Butt
Costume DesignPatrice Godin
Lighting DesignGerald King
Music/Sound DesignJanet Michael
Movement CoachFiona Black
Mask Design and ConstructionMelody Anderson

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Colin Plant August 15, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Hi Jeff,
I’m a Drama teacher in Victoria, BC and I’m interested in reading your adaptation and possibly producing it with my classes as a fall play.

Is there a way to read/buy your adaptation?

Best,
COLIN

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