CLAS­SIC DICK­ENS TALE WITH A TWIST

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Lifestyle -

TAKE a clas­sic Dick­ens tale and add a dash of com­edy and a pinch of drama to get this adapted ver­sion of A Christ­mas Carol star­ring Kens­ing­ton’s own Ro­han Pierotti.

While the fun fam­ily show, pre­sented by ARENAarts at Bel­mont’s Lat­vian Cen­tre Theatre, may be filled with tra­di­tional Dick­ens char­ac­ters, it has thrown a fresh new comedic spin on the well­known Christ­mas tale.

But de­spite the added laughs, the story re­mains the same and fol­lows the mis­er­able, money-hun­gry Scrooge who is bent on shun­ning any act of kind­ness or char­ity.

He’s forced to change his tune when a few help­ful, ec­cen­tric ghosts and the charm­ing Tiny Tim help him to learn the true mean­ing of Christ­mas.

Ro­han (10) plays two roles – Tiny Tim and a char­ac­ter called Ig­no­rance.

“Tiny Tim is a happy boy who faces a lot of dif­fi­cul­ties in life, both phys­i­cal and financial,” he said.

“But he comes from a lov­ing fam­ily and never lets any­thing get him down, es­pe­cially at Christ­mas, the best time of year.”

Act­ing with Ali Roberts Stu­dios since Jan­uary, Ro­han said his in­volve­ment in the show was a great start to his act­ing ca­reer.

“Jug­gling re­hearsals and school can be a bit of a chal­lenge, as well as hav­ing to stay in char­ac­ter and not get dis­tracted, but it’s lots of fun,” he said.

Pic­ture: Sarah Christiner

Ro­han Pierotti, as Tiny Tim, in with Les Lee as Bob Cratchit.

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