Original music, musical arrangement & direction by Nick Choo
One of Charles Dickens’ most beloved tales saw its Malaysian debut in this production that featured the adaptation by John Mortimer, which was first staged by the internationally renowned Royal Shakespeare Company in 1994 to critical acclaim and was produced by the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre in 2008.
The old, bitter and extremely wealthy Ebenezer Scrooge is taken on a journey through past, present and future by three ghosts on Christmas Eve. As Scrooge enters the lives of Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit and the Fezziwigs, he comes to know the meaning of kindness, charity and goodwill, and finally remembers the true spirit of Christmas.
This play with songs featured a haunting musical score comprising a blend of rearranged Christmas classics and original songs by Nick Choo.
Malaysian premiere performances 12-28 Dec 2008 • The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre • Directed by Christopher Ling
Awards & Accolades
7th Boh Cameronian Arts Awards (Malaysia) 2009 • NOMINATED Best Music/Sound Design (Nick Choo)
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