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IJMR - Class: 6

Teacher: Liliana Lo Preiato

SCENE Narrator: This is A Christmas Carol, a story about a bad man called Ebenezer Scrooge. (points at Scrooge) Today is the day before Christmas. Here comes Bob Cratchit who is Scrooge's clerk. Cratchit: (happily:) Good morning, Mr. Scrooge! (shyly:) You know I work very hard, Mr. Scrooge, so can I please not come to work tomorrow? Scrooge: (angrily:) Why? Cratchit: (shyly:) It's Christmas tomorrow, Mr. Scrooge! My family is waiting for me. Scrooge: (angrily:) Christmas is humbug! We need to make money, Cratchit, so you must come to work! Cratchit: Pleeeaaase, Mr. Scrooge! Scrooge: Okay, okay, but you work extra hours next week! (he goes away and mumbles:) Christmas is humbug, Christmas is humbug... (he goes to bed) Cratchit walks off.

SCENE Narrator: At midnight Scrooge has a strange visitor. Scrooge: (scared:) Who are you? Marley: Marley: I'm Jacob Marley. I was your partner. I want to warn you! I'm dead and must live as a ghost, because I was a very bad man. I want to make you a better person, Scrooge, so you don't end up like me! Tonight three ghosts will come and visit you. Goodbye, Scrooge! (flies off) Scrooge: What do you want?

Scrooge: You are a bad dream! Go away! (he pulls the sheets over his head) Marley:

A Christmas Carol - Playscript

IJMR - Class: 6

Teacher: Liliana Lo Preiato

SCENE Narrator: The clock strikes one. (Dong!) 1st ghost: Wake up, Scrooge! Scrooge: (scared:) Who are you? 1st ghost: I'm the ghost of Christmas past. Scrooge: (angrily:) What do you want? 1st ghost: I want to show you the past! (he/she takes Scrooge by the hand and they fly to the past: there is a christmas party with music and dancing; a young Scrooge dances and sings with the other people) Scrooge: Oh, this is me. Look, I was very happy in the past. (he begins to dance and hum with the others) 1st ghost: We must go back, Scrooge! (he/she takes Scrooge by the hand and they fly back to his bedroom; Scrooge goes to bed again)

SCENE narrator: The clock strikes two. (Dong! Dong!) 2nd ghost: Wake up, Scrooge! Scrooge: (scared:) Who are you? 2nd ghost: I'm the ghost of christmas present. Scrooge: (angrily:) What do you want? 2nd ghost: I want to show you the present! (he/she takes Scrooge by the hand and they fly to Cratchit's house; Cratchit's family sit around the dinner table and pray) Cratchit: Dear Lord, we don't have much money, but we are very happy today, because we have got each other. Thank you for this wonderful family. Amen. (he smiles) Scrooge: Oh, they are a wonderful family. I am so alone. (he sees little Tim) What is wrong with this boy? 2nd ghost: He is very ill, but the family has no money for medicine, because you don't pay Cratchit a lot of money! Scrooge: (sadly:) Oh, I'm so sorry. What can I do? 2nd ghost: You must change your life, Scrooge! Come on, we must go back! (he/she takes Scrooge by the hand and they fly back to his bedroom; Scrooge goes to bed again)

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A Christmas Carol - Playscript

IJMR - Class: 6

Teacher: Liliana Lo Preiato

Narrator: The clock strikes three. (Dong! Dong! Dong!) 3rd ghost: Wake up, Scrooge! Scrooge: (scared:) Who are you? 3rd ghost: I'm the ghost of Christmas yet to come. Scrooge: (angrily:) What do you want? 3rd ghost: I want to show you the future! (he/she takes Scrooge by the hand and they fly to a graveyard) Scrooge: Where are we? 3rd ghost: Have a look! Scrooge: (sees his tombstone:) Oh, this is my grave! (looks closer; scared:) But it is empty! 3rd ghost: Yes, there is no body in this grave, because you are a ghost, Scrooge! Just like your good old friend Marley! Scrooge: (he falls to his knees and begins to cry:) No, I want to change my life! I want to be a better person! Please, give me a chance! The third ghost takes Scrooge by the hand and they fly back to his bedroom; Scrooge goes to bed again, still crying quietly

SCENE narrator: The next morning Scrooge wakes up to the sound of churchbells. Scrooge: (excitedly/happily:) It's Christmas today! I must go to Cratchit and give him money for his family! And I must make a big Christmas party for everyone! (he opens the window and shouts to the people in the street:) Merry Christmas, everyone! people: Merry christmas, Mr. Scrooge!

They sing a Christmas song together: We wish you a merry Christmas We wish you a merry Christmas We wish you a merry Christmas And a happy New Year. Glad tidings we bring To you and your kin; Glad tidings for Christmas And a happy New Year! We want some figgy pudding We want some figgy pudding We want some figgy pudding Please bring it right here! Glad tidings we bring To you and your kin; Glad tidings for Christmas And a happy New Year!
A Christmas Carol - Playscript

IJMR - Class: 6

Teacher: Liliana Lo Preiato

We won't go until we get some We won't go until we get some We won't go until we get some So bring it out here! Glad tidings we bring To you and your kin; Glad tidings for Christmas And a happy New Year! We wish you a merry Christmas... Characters: Scrooge Narrator Marley 1st ghost 2nd ghost 3rd ghost Cratchit Cratchit's family including little Tim People at the party People in the street

A Christmas Carol - Playscript