Diocese of Newcastle

The Scrooge Diaries

Start date
30 Nov 2019, 7 p.m.
End date
30 Nov 2019, 9 p.m.
St Cuthbert's, Norham

So you think you know the Christmas Carol story? Bah!

It’s 1843 and as Christmas looms Mr Dickens is about to publish his latest instalment of that tale. Mr Scrooge is in his office working desperately to tell his side of the story. This one-man show aims to put the record straight and audiences are invited to hear all about it at St Cuthbert’s Church, Norham.

Mr Dickens! Dead? As sure as the clothes moths in my wardrobe have be-shredded my best nightcap, Marley was not dead but rather sitting on some sun-soaked, off-shore beach squandering all the hard-earned money that he had so fraudulently embezzled from my firm over the years! Dead? Bah! You know nothing Mr Dickens! YOU are a fraud sir – an embezzler of the truth! A fake news-smith! A charlatan… Charlatan Dickens! Bah!”

In this revelatory exclusive, Ebeneezer Scrooge opens his diary to expose the awful truth about Tiny Tim, Jacob Marley and the Fezziwigs; how the Christmas ghosts of betrayal, fraud and bankruptcy have haunted him … as he reveals the truth behind A Christmas Caroland exposes the vengeful, slanderous, upstart author of that novel.

The show is written and performed by Peter Macqueen who is no stranger to the role of Ebenezer Scrooge having played the part several times previously and even written a ‘Scrooge Column’, getting things off his chest in a weekly diary column in Cumbrian newspaper, The Keswick Reminder.

Ruin someone’s Christmas and buy them a ticket! And do it before they sell out!!

Adults £8; Family £18 – recommended age 12 upwards

On the door or online at www.highlightsnorth.co.uk

Or telephone Victoria Craig 07745130987