VR Theatrical is proud to present Charles Dickens’ evergreen tale of redemption, A CHRISTMAS CAROL with Charlie Bouguenon as ‘Scrooge’ and Amber Burnhams as ‘Everyone Else’ in this two-hander adaptation by Elizma Badenhorst.

‘Bah, Humbug!’ the famous exclamation of Ebenezer Scrooge will be heard this Christmas Season at Pieter Toerien’s Upstairs Studio Theatre at Montecasino between 3 December 2020 and 3 January 2021.

This classic holiday favourite will come to life as you have never seen it before, wearing a brand new interactive jacket featuring animation and original music that promises to be a feast for the eyes, ears and imagination!

This play is a sensory delight for any tired soul!

Introducing several ghosts and characters from his past, present and future, the play takes us on an emotional journey from the old Scrooge’s tight-fister, miserly ways, to the new Scrooge, spreading goodwill and cheer through his generous spirit. A perfect outing for the entire family, this production has now become a family tradition!

A word from VR Theatrical’s Jaco van Rensburg:

What a year it has been for theatre! With all theatres around the world having had to shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are absoutely thrilled to be able to safely reopen in time for the holidday season and to bring back A CHRISTMAS CAROL for the fourth time  this year in a completely safe, Covidfriendly environment with 50% capacity to ensure the safety of our actors and patrons alike.

We created our 2-hander version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL four seasons ago at the last minute because a theatre space became available and we had limited time. No one thought that this show would touch the hearts of so many people and would become an annual institution at the Studio Theatre.

After three sold-out seasons, we figured this is the perfect show to be reopening the Studio Theatre with again.

As you probably know, the novel was penned by Charles Dickens and was never intended to be a play for the stage, but the timeless characters and the lessons that they bring have become synonymous with Christmas and its jubilant spirit.

Two actors tackle the task of bringing this evergreen tale to life. Charlie Bouguenon plays Scrooge, the miserly old grump who refuses to  spend his pennies on anything – not even himself, with Amber-Dawn Burnhams taking on his assistant who plays ‘Everyone Else!’

This visual and aural feast features animation by Naret Loots that assist in bringing to life an array of colourful characters and spirits. It
also brings the production into the 20th Century without sacrificing any of its Dickensian charm.

We wish you and your families health, wisdom and generosity of spirit this Festive Season!

Charles Dicken’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Venue: Studio Theatre, Montecasino
Date: 3 December – 3 January 2021
Performances: Wed – Fri @ 7:30pm, Sat @ 4pm & 7:30pm, Sun @ 3pm
Special Holiday performances: Mon 16 Dec @ 3pm & Tue 24 Dec @ 6pm & Tue 31 Dec @ 6pm
Tickets: R130 & R180 @ Theatre Box Office (011) 511 1818 and Computicket

Running Time: 65min
Cast: Charlie Bouguenon & Amber Burnhams
Adaptation and direction: Alyssa Harrison
Music: Wessel Odendaal
Animation: Naret Loots