A Christmas Carol
Bob Cratchet’s wife:
Scrooge's former girlfriend:
Ghost of Christmas Past:
Ghost of Christmas Present:
Ghost of Christmas to Come:
Scene 1: Scrooge’s Office
Bob Cratchet: Oh, it’s so cold in here. And it’s Christmas Eve. Mr. Scrooge, can I put some coal on the fire Sir?
Scrooge: Nonsense. Coal costs money. Do you want to make me a poor man? Now, let’s see. Mr. Smith has not paid his rent.
Bob Cratchet: But it’s not right to evict people on Christmas Sir.
Scrooge: What rubbish you say!
(Door opens and Scrooge’s nephew enters)
Scrooge’s nephew: A Merry Christmas, Uncle Scrooge.
Scrooge: Bah, humbug.
Scrooge’s nephew: Here’s a present, Uncle Scrooge.
Scrooge: Bah, humbug. Get away with you and your present.
(Scrooge pushes him out the door.)
Scrooge: And away with you too, Cratchet.
Bob Cratchet: I was wondering, Sir, if I could have a holiday tomorrow because it’s Christmas?
Scrooge: Christmas! Bah, humbug! Be here as usual at 7 o’ clock.
(Scrooge goes to bed on some chairs and starts snoring)
Marley: S-C-R-O-O-G-E, S-C-R-O-O-G-E
Scrooge: Ah, Marley! What are you doing here? You died 15 years ago.
Marley: I am a ghost, and see what heavy chains I carry! We were business partners and only cared for money. Now I suffer for it. Change Scrooge or you’ll end up like me. Tonight, you’ll be visited by 3 ghosts. C-H-A-N-G-E
(Marley disappears and Scrooge wakes up)
Scrooge: Bah, humbug. It was only a dream.
Scene 2- Bob Cratchet’s home
Cratchet’s wife: But I tell you Bob, tomorrow is Christmas. You should not have to go to work.
Tiny Tim: Hello Daddy.
Bob Cratchet: But we need money to pay for Tiny Tim’s doctor. I must go to work or Mr. Scrooge will fire me.
Cratchet’s wife: Oh, that old MR. Scrooge is so mean.
(Tiny Tim tries to walk and falls)
(Bob and his wife both run to pick him up)
Scene 3: Scrooge’s Bedroom
(Scrooge is sleeping and the Ghost of Christmas Past enters)
Ghost of Christmas Past: Wake up, Scrooge. I am the Ghost of Christmas Past. We must do some traveling.
(The Ghost takes him by the arm and leads him out of the room. Scrooge’s girlfriend enters and sits on a chair crying.)
(Scrooge and the Ghost re-enter.)
Scrooge: Oh, that was when I was 26. That used to be my girlfriend. She wanted to marry me but all I cared about then was money. We broke up. That’s why she’s crying.
Ghost of Christmas Past: Do you wish you had married her, Scrooge?
Scrooge: Yes, I do.
(The Ghost and Girlfriend leave the room, and Scrooge wakes up.)
Scrooge: Oh, another dream. Bah, humbug.
(Scrooge goes back to sleep.)
(The Ghost of Christmas Present enters. He is laughing and happy.)
Ghost of Christmas Present: Wake up Scrooge. Come with me.
Scrooge: Where are we going?
Ghost of Christmas Present: To your nephew’s. Hold on to my coat.
(They exit the room. Turn on the lights and set a scene for a Christmas party. Everyone is eating and drinking.)
Scrooge’s nephew: Let’s have a toast.
Everyone: For who?
Scrooge’s nephew: Why. To merry old Uncle Scrooge!
Everyone: But he’s so mean.
Scrooge’s nephew: All the more reason. To Scrooge!
Ghost of Christmas Present: Isn’t Christmas jolly, Scrooge?
Scrooge: It seems so, Ghost.
Ghost of Christmas Present: Well, I must leave you now.
(Dim the lights and Scrooge finds himself in his bedroom.)
Scrooge: I wonder when the next ghost will arrive.
(The Ghost of Christmas to come enters wearing black.)
Scrooge: Are you the Ghost of Christmas to Come?
(Ghost of Christmas to come nods)
Scrooge: What are you going to show me?
(Ghost of Christmas to come points and Scrooge sees Tiny Tim’s crutches.)
Scrooge: Oh, no Ghost. Is he dead?
(Ghost of Christmas to come points to gravestone and Scrooge sees his name. Scrooge kneels and holds Ghost’s leg.)
Scrooge: Oh no, Ghost, I can change, Oh no!
(Ghost of Christmas to come leaves and Scrooge wakes up to find himself holding a chair’s leg.)
Scrooge: Why, I’m alive. And it’s morning, Christmas morning.
(Turkey boy enters)
Scrooge: You there?
Turkey Boy: Me sir?
Scrooge: Yes, you. Go and buy me the biggest turkey in the grocery.
Turkey Boy: Yes Sir.
(Scrooge and Turkey Boy exit)
Scene 4: Bob Cratchet’s home
(Knock, knock, knock)
Cratchet’s wife: Who’s there?
Scrooge: A visitor.
Cratchet’s wife: Come in.
(Scrooge enters and gives the turkey to Mrs. Cratchet)
Scrooge: I hope you and Bob and Tiny Tim call all have a very Merry Christmas.
Cratchet’s wife, Bob, and Tiny Tim: Thank you, Uncle Scrooge. Merry Christmas too.