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A Christmas Carol (Ludlam)

Charles Dickens, Charles Ludlam

Full Length Play, Drama  /  14f, 17m

Charles Ludlam
Adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens

"A faithful, authentic adaptation of the evergreen Christmas tale." - The New York Times

"A perfect holiday entertainment." - SoHo Weekly News

"A delicious family treat." - Christian Science Monitor

A Christmas Carol (Ludlam)

by  Charles Dickens Charles Ludlam

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    14f, 17m
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Christmas/Holiday
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
Description
A Ridiculous but surprisingly faithful rendition of the Dickens classic in which Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by the ghosts of his late partner, Jacob Marley, Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and the Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come. Faced with his own mortality, and the evil results of his misanthropic, miserly ways, Scrooge is redeemed, reconciled with his nephew and his neighbors, and becomes a second father to his assistant's son, Tiny Tim. Ludlam finds the humor as well as the pathos in this Victorian melodrama, creating the most Dickensian and stageworthy adaptation yet.

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  • Mild Adult Themes

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  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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  • Time Period: 17th Century

Casting

14f, 17m
Cast Attributes
  • Cross gender casting
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
A Ridiculous but surprisingly faithful rendition of the Dickens classic in which Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by the ghosts of his late partner, Jacob Marley, Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and the Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come. Faced with his own mortality, and the evil results of his misanthropic, miserly ways, Scrooge is redeemed, reconciled with his nephew and his neighbors, and becomes a second father to his assistant's son, Tiny Tim. Ludlam finds the humor as well as the pathos in this Victorian melodrama, creating the most Dickensian and stageworthy adaptation yet.

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"A faithful, authentic adaptation of the evergreen Christmas tale." - The New York Times "A perfect holiday entertainment." - SoHo Weekly News"A delicious family treat." - Christian Science Monitor

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Charles Dickens

Charles Ludlam

Charles Ludlam (1943-1987) grew up in Queens, New York, just a few subway stops from Greenwich Village, and the heart of Gay America. At twenty-four, he founded the Ridiculous Theatrical Company, where he wrote, directed and performed in almost every production for the next two decades, often with Ever ...

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