Rob Melrose

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

This title is now available in manuscript edition while the Acting Edition is being prepared.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Rob Melrose Adapted from the novella by Charles Dickens

Full-length Holiday Classic 

Inspired by the original novella, Melrose captures Dickens’ witty wording and evocative style to surprise audiences with parts of the familiar story they didn’t know were there! A Christmas Carol tells the beloved story of Scrooge and his miraculous transformation. This new adaptation of a holiday tradition is the perfect way for families to recapture the nostalgia of Christmases past and to create memories for many Christmases to come.

Production Notes

The Company:

Scrooge, Marley, Harold, One, JohnBob CratchitMrs. Cratchit, Mrs. DilburFredMr. Fezziwig, Ruddy Man, JoeMrs. Fezziwig, Cornelia, SallyBelle, SusanThe Ghost of Christmas Past, Polly (Fred’s niece) Caroline, The Ghost of Christmas Present, New Man in Scrooge’s office, Second ManGentleman 1, Roger, The Ghost of Christmas FutureGentleman 2, Young Adult Scrooge, Topper, Third Man, Ralph

The Ensemble:

(Adults and Children)FanSchoolboy ScroogeApprentice ScroogeSallyJohnDavidTownspeopleSingersBell PlayersMaidWantIgnoranceChildren – Belle’s, The Cratchits

Author

Rob Melrose

Rob Melrose is the Artistic Director and co-founder of the Cutting Ball Theater and works nationally as a freelance director. He has directed at The Public Theater (Pericles, Prince of Tyre), The Guthrie Theater (Happy Days, Freud’s Last Session, Pen, Julius Caesar - with the Acting Company); The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Troilus and Cressida – in association with the Public Theater), Magic Theatre (An Accident, World Premiere); PlayMakers Rep (Happy Days); Black Box Theatre (The Creature, World Premiere, BATCC Award for direction), as well as Actors’ Collective; The Gamm Theatre; and Crowded Fire, among others. His directing credits at Cutting Ball include Strindberg Cycle: The Chamber Plays in Rep, Krispy Kritters in the ...[FULL BIO]