December 1 – 20, 2015
by Charles Dickens / Adapted and directed by Michael Shamata
“a Christmas ghost story with soul…a visual delight” Times Colonist
“Couldn’t possibly be better…the best holiday show I know…guaranteed to fill your heart, lift your spirit and moisten your eyes.” Toronto Star
“A superb production … sublime” Globe & Mail
A ghost story for Christmas, the Belfry’s acclaimed 2012 production returns, along with some of the best-loved Dickensian characters of all time. A story of love, generosity and second chances, it takes us through the darkness and into the light of true joy and celebration!
Why I Chose This Play - I first adapted this tale of redemption in 1990, and it still moves me profoundly. Scrooge’s memories of being hurt, his rejection of love and the eventual opening up of his heart is incredibly affecting. After numerous productions, I still get teary when Scrooge presents himself at his nephew Fred’s house and rejoins the world. MS