A Christmas Carol

The Ghost of Christmas presentThis November Charles Dickens'  infamous ghost story, A Christmas Carol was brought to life by Pocklington School pupils. On Christmas Eve, the most magical night of the year, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is whisked away on a journey into his past and future, accompanied by three ghosts determined to show him the true meaning of Christmas.

A Christmas Carol is the quintessential festive heart- warmer. A ghost story in which cheer and goodness defeat meanness and misery. The school's adaptation of Dickens' classic tale brought joy, sadness and magic to the Tom Stoppard Theatre. Josh Nolan made an excellent Scrooge, his long frame crouched and stooped in the early scenes.  By the end, the scales of selfishness dropped from his eyes as he stood tall and joyfully leapt across the stage to embrace the true spirit of Christmas.

A strong ensemble cast divided up the rest of the characters between them with Sixth FormersHannah East, Ellie-Mae Rooke, Freya Stewart, Henry Kay and Oliver Spink impressively leading a cast of thirty senior pupils. Musicians, superbly led by Zac Stewart, also contributed to the festive atmosphere. Well done to everyone involved!

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