by Charles Dickens

Performed: Dec 2016

Director: Mark Burridge


We came to the Fisher Theatre last night and can say that last night was the best entertainment we have ever had there and we go and see a lot of different stuff. You were all brilliant and it would be unfair to single anyone out as without you all putting everything into it would not have worked. We have been to other plays you have performed which were all good but I think this is the tops. Thank you all for a wonderful evening.

Ken Chilver

In December 2016, RoughCast presented its first ever Christmas show: Charles
Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The well-loved story of the redemption of the miserly Scrooge will be presented in a promenade-style performance with the action taking place in and around the audience. There will be ghosts galore, carol singers and dancing as Ebenezer Scrooge is taken on a supernatural journey through his past his present and possible future by three spirits.

On Christmas eve Scrooge rudely dismisses the charitable efforts of fellow businessmen, callously rejects the kind invitation of his only living relative and even begrudges giving his long-suffering clerk, Bob Cratchit, Christmas day off. But tonight is also the seventh anniversary of the death of his business partner and fellow skinflint Jacob Marley. Little does Scrooge know that his long-dead partner is planning a visit.