HOLT Dramatic Society will be presenting this major production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens, from Thursday 16th to Saturday 18th January 2014 in Holt Village Hall at 7.30 pm.
Adapted by Dee Hughes and directed by John Fletcher, with a cast of more than 20, this traditional, costumed adaptation of a much loved Dickens’ tale should not be missed.
The tale begins on a “cold, bleak, biting” Christmas Eve exactly seven years after the death of Ebenezer Scrooge’s business partner Jacob Marley. He hates Christmas, calling it “humbug,” and rudely turns down anything associated with it.
Returning home that evening, Scrooge is visited by Marley’s ghost. Marley warns Scrooge to change his ways lest he undergo the same miserable afterlife as himself. Scrooge is then visited by three additional ghosts who accompany him to various scenes with the hope of achieving his transformation.
After several ‘visits’ through scenes of his past, present and future life and death, Scrooge awakens on Christmas morning with joy and love in his heart. He has become a different man overnight and now treats his fellow men with kindness, generosity and compassion, gaining a reputation as a man who embodies the spirit of Christmas. The story closes with the narrator confirming the validity, completeness, and permanence of Scrooge’s transformation.
Tickets are on sale in Holt Superstore or online at www.holtdrama.org.uk