SHADES was pleased to be invited back to
St Leonard’s Baptist Church
Mr Scrooge and the Spirits of Christmas First
by Susan A J Lyttek
at their Candlelit Carol Service
Sunday 16th December at 6 p.m.
Marley returns one year after the events in Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”. Scrooge has become a more generous and loving man. But when he protests that he does keep Christmas, Marley responds, “Yes, but does Christmas keep you, old partner?” He warns Scrooge that three more Spirits will visit him this Christmas Eve. When the Spirits – Faith, Hope and Love – appear, they take Scrooge back in time to witness scenes from the first Christmas. But Scrooge refuses to see that something is missing in his life. Only when the third Spirit, Love, reveals himself as Jesus does Scrooge understand the real meaning of Christmas. The drama ends with Scrooge surprising the Cratchit family to join them for Christmas morning church service.
PRODUCTION PROGRAMME for 2012
This and another one-act play, A Rose in the Courtyard, have been toured from September to December.
The dates and venues of this tour may be found on this page.
Other performances of this play took place at
His Place Community Centre on Friday 19th October
St Leonard’s Parish Church on Saturday 17th November
St John the Baptist, Westfield on Thursday 22nd December
St Peter’s Community Centre, Bexhill on 1st December
Salvation Army Temple, Ore on 2nd December
St Mary’s Church, Northiam on Friday 14th December