CLASSIC DICKENS TALE WITH A TWIST
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.
Rohan Pierotti, as Tiny Tim, in with Les Lee as Bob Cratchit.