Beaufort Theatre Company presents an interpretive reading of “A Christmas Carol” reimagined as a 1940s radio show, where the cast reads in an oratorio-type staging to recreate the look and feel of a pre-television era broadcast.
A Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens. It was first published by Chapman & Hall on December 19, 1843. Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation resulting from a supernatural visit by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. The book was written and published in the early Victorian era Britain, a period when there was strong nostalgia for old Christmas traditions together with the introduction of new customs, such as Christmas trees.