AN X’MAS CLASSIC UNWRAPPED
A MUSICAL re-telling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is being brought to life at the Old Mill Theatre this December.
Written by James Leisy and directed by Justin Freind, Scrooge is closely adapted from the music and screenplay from the 1970 film of the same name.
It follows the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge who, through greed, has lost all that is good but undergoes redemption on Christmas Eve after being visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.
“Composer James Leisy calls Scrooge ‘a musical play’,” Mr Freind said.
“It has all the wonderful characters we know and love from A Christmas Carol and it’s a lot of fun for all the family.
“One of the biggest challenges directing this show is how to stage it – the Old Mill Theatre stage isn’t exactly huge so it’s been an interesting challenge trying to work out how we are going to set it and make it work.
“Also, with a cast of about 25, it’s a challenge where they will all go, even off-stage. I may have to hang some of them from the rafters because we only have two dressing rooms.
“But that’s the fun of live theatre and, in the end, it’s usually the challenges that make us want to do this.”
First performing at age seven with the Bridgetown Repertory Club, Freind has been on the stage ever since.
Scrooge plays at 7.30pm December 2,3, 7, 9, 10, 14, 15 and 16 with 2pm matinees December 4 and 11.
Tickets are $25, $20 concession and people can book online at http://oldmilltheatre.com.au/tickets or on 9367 8719.
George O’Doherty and Barry Park are appearing in Scrooge this December.