VR Theatrical is proud to present Charles Dickens’ evergreen tale of redemption, A CHRISTMAS CAROL with Charlie Bouguenon as ‘Scrooge’ and Amber Burnhams as
‘Everyone Else’ in this two-hander adaptation by Elizma Badenhorst.
‘Bah, Humbug!’ the famous exclamation of Ebenezer Scrooge will be heard this Christmas Season at Pieter Toerien’s Upstairs Studio Theatre at Montecasino between 3 December 2019 and 5 January 2020.
This classic holiday favourite will come to life as you have never seen it before, wearing a brand new interactive jacket featuring animation and original music that promises to
be a feast for the eyes, ears and imagination!
This play is a sensory delight for any tired soul!
Introducing several ghosts and characters from his past, present and future, the play takes us on an emotional journey from the old Scrooge’s tight-fister, miserly ways, to the
new Scrooge, spreading goodwill and cheer through his generous spirit.
A perfect outing for the entire family, this production has now become a family tradition!
A word from VR Theatrical’s Jaco van Rensburg:
I always knew I wanted to work in the Theatre. Ever since I can remember. But I never thought I would end up behind the scenes.
We created our version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL in 2017 at the last minute because a space became available in a theatre and we had very limited time. No one thought that this show would touch the hearts of so many people in such a short time!
The first run was completely sold out and so, we decided to bring it back last year, hoping that it would still find a little audience. Audiences flocked and the season sold out before you could say Bah, Humbug!
This year, for the third time, we decided to keep the tradition of finding a new Scrooge going – and we found him in the talented Charlie Bouguenon (Jersey Boys, Brutal Legacy).
Charlie is a very skilled character actor and we look forward to seeing him in this iconic role opposite Amber Burnhams who is making her professional stage debut in this production as ‘Everyone Else’.
With a couple of tweaks, some extra music and other minor improvements, we are proud to present A Christmas Carol, version 3.0.
It is safe to say that this production has now become a tradition and we hope that it will bring the true meaning of Christmas to numerous families.
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Charles Dicken’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Venue: Studio Theatre, Montecasino
Date: 5 December – 5 January 2020
Performances: Wed – Fri @ 7:30pm, Sat @ 4pm & 7:30pm, Sun @ 3pm
Special Holiday performances: Mon 16 Dec @ 3pm & Tue 24 Dec @ 6pm & Tue 31 Dec @ 6pm
Tickets: R130 & R180 @ Theatre Box Office (011) 511 1818 and Computicket
Running Time: 65min
Cast: Charlie Bouguenon & Amber Burnhams
Adaptation and direction: Elizma Badenhorst
Music: Wessel Odendaal
Animation: Naret Loots