A Christmas Carol
It’s Christmas Eve 1843, and Charles Dickens acts the role of Scrooge as he writes the story. His guests, friends and family, who are visiting for Christmas, help him develop his ideas by putting on an impromptu play as he writes it. This is a play within a play that takes place in a Victorian attic. The attic is used by Dickens as his writing den, so his efforts for a Christmas tale are in progress at the desk in the attic, where he is visited by his own spirit muse. Much like Scrooge, Dickens is having difficulties. As his guests join him, he writes. They disguise themselves to become various characters of the emerging story by donning different clothes and props from around the attic, and the magic unfolds. Dickens as Scrooge, a stingy old man, clomps around the attic, which transforms to become his money business and his bedroom and Cratchit’s house and the graveyard, while his friends in turn play all the other characters, including Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Fezziwig and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. A heartwarming classic tale that’s ideal for the whole family.