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A Christmas Carol

Dickens' musical tale

Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without Charles Dickens' cheery tale of redemption, A Christmas Carol. This classic story which has spawned goodness knows how many films tells of the Road to Damascus like conversion of its protagonist by the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future.

Ebeneezer Scrooge, a misanthropic penny-pinching miser, also hates Christmas with his every fibre and has donated his name forever to be used to describe a miserable person who thinks that Christmas is humbug. We all know the tale; poor old Bob Cratchit, Scrooge's clerk is making the best of Christmas despite his poverty and doing his best to care for crippled son Tiny Tim.

Scrooge has no sympathy for Bob until the spirits visit him and change his point of view 180 degrees – he now loves Christmas and everybody. It's an allegorical tale of the haves and have nots of society and one which still has relevance today.

Palma Auditorium has a musical production of A Christmas Carol for 3 nights this month with song, dance, traditional Christmas Carols, top hats, fingerless gloves, big long scarves, street urchins galore and of course a crutch! On the 15th, 16th and 17th December at 19:00 you can catch the performance which gives our hearts a reminder of what really is important every day of the year! Tickets cost only €22 and can be bought online.

If you're on holiday in Mallorca, you'll be pleased to hear that the entire production is in English so you can sing along with Mr Fezziwig and the Cratchits! And as Ebeneezer himself would say, “A merry Christmas to every-body! A happy New Year to all the world! Hallo here! Whoop! Hallo!”