Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is beautifully retold in this contemporary adaptation cleverly set within Vancouver's Downtown Eastside whilst ever echoing the harsh social and economic themes of a Dickensian London.
Specifically, our Scrooge preys upon his desperate clientele as a merciless pawnshop operator/hotel landlord - displacing people-for -profit through heartless renovictions.
This poignant yet ever humourous musical is directed by award winning Renae Morriseau featuring a stellar cast lead by Jim Byrnes, Tom Pickett, Kevin McNulty, Jenifer Brousseau and Sam Bob. The St James Academy choir and Governor General community award recipient Stephen Lytton add their rich voices to this unique adaptation.
Renowned Vancouver muralist Richard Tetrault's iconic images of back alleys, ravens and Vancouver's port side provide compelling backdrops to this production.
Blues, gospel and industrial rock genres are interspersed with traditional seasonal favourites lead by musical director Bill Costin.