Bah humbug! Scrooge on stage at school

THE tale of Ebenezer Scrooge is one that everybody knows.

He is the grumpy miser intent on spoiling everyone’s Christmas, including his own.

Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his former busienss partner and three other ghoulish ghosts representing the spirit of Christmas past, present and future.

They take him on a journey through his life which leads to ... well, let’s just say, there is a special twist to the tale.

A stage version of the story is being presented by the highly-acclaimed Felley Players in the Hillcrest Hall of Holgate Comprehensive School, Hucknall, tonight (Saturday), starting at 7.30 pm.

What’s in it for the ghosts? Why are they getting involved at all? Shouldn’t they be haunting creaking castles or rattling chains in graveyards? Why are the ghosts wasting their time in Victorian Britain?

Anyway, it all turns out well in the end and the production respects the period detail of Dickens’s novel while adding a little 21st-century magic.

The Felley Players, who have been going for 12 years, write or adapt their own plays. Many of the members are from Hucknall and some attend local schools.

This is the first time they have performed at Holgate and they hope to attract a festive sell-out audience. Tickets can be obtained from the Holgate School reception or from Hucknall Library.