THE NARRATOR (THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT)
Male or Female, the narrator of the story; dresses in a classic Victorian fashion. The narrator is the only cast member who addresses the audience directly. S/he is also the ghost of Christmas present.
Male, a slick, smug and unscrupulous young hotshot lawyer whom Elisabeth is hopelessly in love with
Female, a charity worker and sweet natured young woman whose life falls to pieces one tragic Christmas eve and turns her into the selfish, loathsome scrooge character of Dickens’ original vision.
Female, the Editor of the Little Town Herald newspaper, a hard hearted young woman with a penchant for embezzlement and too much champagne who inadvertently sets in motion Elisabeth’s ruin.
MRS MIGGINS (THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST)
Female, a comically senile old woman, who appears later as the ghost of Christmas past.
Male, a good hearted young reporter for the Little Town Herald who is in love with Elisabeth.
Female, an odious and ruthless middle-aged businesswoman who owns most of Little Town and wishes not to see Elisabeth ruined, but twisted to her own way of thinking.
Female, Mrs Fenwick’s beautiful, lovely but terrifically dim daughter.
Male, Elisabeth’s ancestor who appears as a ghost to warn her to
change her miserly cruel ways
THE GHOST OF CHRISTMANS YET TO COME
Male or Female; The silent, terrifying grim reaper who shows
Elisabeth her terrible future
Female, a waitress in a cafe
Male or Female, two bored and sarcastic bank tellers, can be
downsized to one role
Female, a pretentious German art-house theatrical director
who ruins a children’s Nativity play.
The citizens of Little Town
THE CHILDREN OF PARADISE ORPHANAGE
Roles suited for younger performers
“I’m having the worst day you could possibly imagine, so bad in
fact that it’s almost funny. I’ve lost all of the orphanages money
and may well lose the orphanage itself, I have pieces of Danish
pastry stuck in my hair and in other places I can’t begin to describe,
I’m wearing slippers outdoors in winter, I have a ladder in my
tights so big the fire department could rescue kittens from trees
with it, I just this morning found out that the man of my dreams
has seen more women than a bingo caller, my head is full of gunk
and my stomach feels like it’s about to fall out of me, so please
do something because I think I might be losing my mind!”
Elisabeth Scrooge is a musical Christmastime tragi-comedy
written for seven female principals, three male principals and
chorus, though several of the female cast can be gender switched
to male characters. Due to the nature of some of the dialogue
and the more adult themes the play touches upon it is intended
for an older teen to adult cast; however several children are
required for small roles.
The story follows the fate of Elisabeth Scrooge, the Great-Great-Great Granddaughter of Ebenezer Scrooge. It is Christmas eve and the kind, selfless Elisabeth is battling with a raging flu, dealing with another failed attempt to win the heart of the man of her dreams and worst of all, facing the impending closure of the Paradise Orphanage which she runs. Due to a series of terrible events and the machinations of the corrupt Mrs Fenwick, a heartless business woman who owns most of the town, Elisabeth’s life falls crashing apart, causing her to renounce charity and good will. Cut to a year later and, having become the very essence of Dickens’ selfish, heartless character, Elisabeth’s only hope for redemption lies in the visitation of her ancestor Ebenezer, and of the three ghosts of Christmases past, present and future.
“Elisabeth Scrooge” is full of hilarious dialogue, heart-tugging moments and, like all good Christmas
stories, just a sprinkling of corporate corruption.
Elizabeth Scrooge is an amazing show that tells the story Of Old Ebeneezer Scrooge's Great Great Grandaughter Elizabeth who through a series of unfortunate events turns into the Scrooge Like Character.
Elizabeth Scrooge comes with backing and full versions of all of the original songs.
When He Loved Me
Stop Crying Your Heart Out
Help / I'll Be There For You
Its A Sin
Always Find Your Way Back
Listen To Some Of The Great Music From Elizabeth Scrooge
Tracks Performed by Per4mance Stage School