A SORT OF CHRISTMAS CAROL by Heaton Wilson
The local theatre group is doing its best, as usual, but there’s so much bickering going on, we wonder if they will ever be ready to stage the classic tale, ‘A Christmas Carol’.
But Charles Dickens strolls self importantly onto the stage and asks if he can help in any way. And suddenly, a production that promised to be shambolic at best, becomes completely farcical – as Mr Dickens takes over and starts introducing characters from his other stories, to the consternation of the very amateur thespians.
The performers struggle to keep up; the audience even more so…
This funny and fast moving (well, ok, completely bonkers) Christmas show is easy to stage and massive fun to perform. It offers plenty of scope for imaginative staging. And over acting.
Audiences have described it as a unique blend of Morecambe and Wise, The Play That Goes Wrong, and a pantomime.
But the good news is, this madcap version of the story somehow manages to hold on to the spirit of the original … and it is fun for all the family, too!