Scrooge! (Abbreviated Version)

Full-Length Musical  /  10any gender (adult)

Book, Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
From A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

In this timeless one-hour musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption over the course of a Christmas Eve night, after being visited by the ghost of his former partner Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.

Scrooge! (Abbreviated Version)

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    10any gender (adult)
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    Appropriate for all audiences
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A one-hour adaptation of the crowd-pleasing holiday musical!

In 1970, renowned writer/composer/lyricist Leslie Bricusse adapted the classic Charles Dickens tale A Christmas Carol into the hit screen musical Scrooge! Now available as a charming stage musical, Scrooge! has enjoyed a hugely successful tour of England and a season at London’s Dominion Theatre starring the late Anthony Newley. Included are six new songs not performed in the film.

This sure-fire audience pleaser is available in two versions: as a full-length musical and in this 55-minute adaptation, which is ideal for small theatre groups and schools, where it can be performed as a short play or as part of a seasonal concert. Selected pieces from the most popular musical numbers are included in this shortened adaptation.

Various Characters

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“Wonderful theatre.” – Yorkshire Evening Post

“If you liked Phantom of the Opera, just wait until you see Scrooge!” – Radio 3, Australia

“Sensational... it was terrific.” – BBC Radio 2

“Here is a musical on a grand scale – a rollicking, frolicking feast of entertainment.” – The Country Border News

“Don't miss it!” – Swindon Evening Advertiser


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Song Samples

A Christmas Carol
Christmas Children
I Hate People
Father Christmas
December the Twenty-Fifth
I Like Life
Good Times
The Beautiful Day
Thank You Very Much
I'll Begin Again
  • Orchestra Size Piano Only

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Leslie Bricusse

Leslie Bricusse (1931-2021) was a writer/composer/lyricist who contributed to many musical films and plays during his long, award-winning career.

He was born in London and educated at University College School and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. At Cambridge, he was pre ...

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