Scrooge to raise the musical 

spirits of Christmas

With temperatures dropping and the festive build-up beginning, Christmas shows are now on everyone’s mind. Of course, it just wouldn’t be right for Bournemouth not to have a visit from the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.

Tickets are now on sale for Scrooge at the Shelley Theatre, which runs from 15-24th of December. What better way to celebrate the festive season than with this sparkling and heart-warming retelling of A Christmas Carol.

This highly entertaining musical adaptation of Charles Dicken’s classic Yuletide yarn will have families rapt in delight. The period surroundings of the beautiful Shelley Theatre will also add a special atmosphere to the production.

The musical play in two acts was devised under the watchful eye of Broadway and West End star, Earl Carpenter (producer) and former Head of Performing Arts at Bournemouth and Poole College, Jo Barrington (director).

Earl Carpenter of Ginger Boy Productions says: “I think we all know how much Christmas cheer and seasonal miracles that the story of Scrooge offers. But for me it’s the sense of community, the combination of it being at Shelley Theatre and the incredible goodwill shared amongst the experienced and non-experienced members of our cast that will put the true meaning of Christmas into this production.”

Earl added: “I think it’s more than just a show, I think it’s magical. Come and see for yourself!”

The delightfully high-spirited story of a Christmas miracle and the penny pinching miser has a book, lyrics and music by James Leisy, which boasts a contemporary twist that will leave the audience fuzzy with the feelings of human kindness and festive cheer that this incredible festive story brings out in all of us.

A mixed ability, educational production. The miserly lead role of Ebenezer Scrooge who only cares about his money will be played by seasoned Southampton based actor Bruce McIntosh, who has a long career in stage, film and music.

So grab your inner Scrooge and the whole family, then get to the Shelley Theatre this December and let this festive tale of redemption help you celebrate Christmas with a fabulous cast that includes a multitude of specially chosen local young performers.


'Scrooge' at the Shelley Theatre.
Box office 01202 413600
Concessions available. Shelley Theatre, Beechwood Avenue, Dorset, BH5 1LX.
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)
All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe

A mixed ability, educational production. #bahhumbug #shelleyscrooge


Rupert Barrington - Puppeteer and Ghost of Christmas Present

Earl Carpenter* - Marley

Alison Cox - Multiple Roles

Jonathan Davis - Multiple roles and understudy Scrooge

Chloe Hughes - The Ghost of Christmas Future and multiple roles & understudy 

Tracey Taylor Jenkins - The Ghost of Christmas Past and multiple roles

Bruce McIntosh - Scrooge

Chloe Payne - The Ghost of Christmas Future and multiple roles & swing

Jamie Leigh Parker - Multiple roles & understudy

Sam Jenkinson - Young Scrooge and understudy

Freya Allen - Isabelle Angus - Phoebe Angus - Alfie Angus - Isabella Benezra - Matthew Benson - Faith Burgess - Thomas Clark - Lily Rose Clayton - Daisy Davis - Giles Doyle - Tara Doyle - Imogen Derham - Rhianna Derham - Bo Filler - Alicia Freed - Clementine Greenfield - Katie Hammond - Guy Hicks - Sienna Holmes - Tallulah Knight - Anna Lane - Hermione MacNab - Rose Moore - Daniel Northbrooke - Kitty Oldale - Bethany Pearce - Lola Rose Pearson - Bethany Philpott - Abigail Pope - Olivia Reeves - Poppy Rogers — Marni Savage - Kimberley Sayers - Olivia Shatwell - Ella Sweeney - Albert Van Der Feltz - Joe Weaver - Alex Whitmarsh.

*Not in person - Visual effect.

Creative Team
Jo Barrington - Director 

Jille Tregarth - Music Director 

Rupert Barrington - Company Manager

Chloe Brown - Deputy Stage Manager

Earl Carpenter - Producer, for and on behalf of Ginger Boy Productions Limited