Scrooge!

by  Leslie Bricusse

Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy  /  10m or f

This timeless musical follows the plot of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, in which the 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.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    10m or f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Literature), Christmas/Holiday, Period
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

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 Newly. 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 a fifty-five-minute adaptation that 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 the shortened adaptation.

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Reviews

"If you liked Phantom of the Opera, just wait until you see Scrooge!" - Radio 3, Australia

"Wonderful theatre." - Yorkshire Evening Post

"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

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Church / Religious Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Victorian (British and American), 19th Century
  • Setting: Christmas. London, England. 1860s.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo
  • Chorus Size: Small

Song Samples

A Christmas Carol
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I Hate Christmas
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No Better Life
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Christmas Children
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I Hate Christmas (Reprise)
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Father Christmas
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Make The Most of This World
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It's Not My Fault
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December the Twenty-Fifth
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Happiness
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You...You
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It's Not My Fault (Reprise)
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I Like Life
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Entr'acte
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The Beautiful Day
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The Minister's Cat
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A Better Life
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Thank You Very Much
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I'll Begin Again
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Finale
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Sample Track SCROOGE Samphony
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Casting

10m or f
EBENEZER SCROOGE
BOB CRATCHIT
NEPHEW
KATHY CRATCHIT
TINY TIM
BESS
WINE MERCHANT
MR. CARSTAIRS
HUGO HARTY
JOCELYN JOLLYGOODE
BISSETT - the butcher
MRS. DILBER
MISS DILBER
BEGGAR WOMAN
URCHINS
PUNCH AND JUDY MAN
TOM JENKINS
JACOB MARLEY
PHANTOMS
THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST
SCHOOL TEACHER
JEN
EBBY
FEZZIWIG
YOUNG SCROOGE
DICK WILKINS
MRS. FEZZIWIG
ISABEL
THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT
JACK-IN-THE-BOX
MRS. CRATCHIT
PETER CRATCHIT
MARTHA CRATCHIT
BELINDA
HELEN
TOPPER
MARY
PARTY GUESTS
THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS YET-TO-COME
BOY WITH SLED
MR. PRINGLE - the toy shop owner
MRS. PRINGLE - his assistant
TRADESPERSONS, CHILDREN, BARREL-ROLLERS, APPRENTICE BOYS, BAKERY GIRLS, WINERY BOYS, ETC.
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Cast Attributes

  • Expandable casting
  • Room for Extras
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

Casting Notes

Various Characters

Resources

Rehearsal Resources

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Full Package

1 Piano/Vocal Score
1 Bass
1 Horn
1 Trombone
1 Trumpet I
1 Trumpet II
1 Drums/Percussion
1 Keyboard I
1 Keyboard II
1 Keyboard III
15 Chorus Books

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