How a clever new spin on ‘A Christmas Carol’ takes on a Twitter Scrooge
Updated on November 28, 2018
The story of Ebenezer Scrooge first appeared in Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella A Christmas Carol. But the story has since been retold and retold again over the years, with several new versions appearing on the newsstands every day.
The most recent version was written by Adam Mansbach for the children’s book series of the same name, and the story was adapted for the stage, first as a one-act musical and then as a full-length theatre production. It was directed by Kevin Macdonald, who also directed the film version starring Jim Carrey and Will Ferrell. In this version, we see Scrooge as a man without a heart.
The film version of A Christmas Carol premiered to raves from family audiences and critics alike. So it comes as no surprise that the film has been adapted for the stage several times since. A 2017 stage adaptation of A Christmas Carol, which starred Jamie Lee Curtis as Ebenezer Scrooge, was also a big hit, and went on to tour in theatres across the U.S. and Canada.
If you haven’t seen the film or its stage version, here’s what you need to know:
What is it?
A Christmas Carol is a story centered around Ebenezer Scrooge, a man who becomes rich and miserly after he makes a bad investment after hearing from an angel that a man will do much worse to him for no longer being rich.
The story is told from his point of view and through his eyes. You’ll get to learn his thoughts and emotions as he makes his way through his journey of financial despair.
What’s it about?
A Christmas Carol tells the story of Scrooge and his journey from making a Christmas stocking full of trinkets for his own children in the 1843 time period, to losing his fortune to the greed of his own greed after he hears an angel tell him that a man will lose his fortune for no money or goods ever being worth any more.
The story is set at Christmas Day in the year 1843,