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The Christmas Ghosts – modern Scrooge play



Cell phones with creepy ringtones have made the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future’s job easier; they no longer have to fly their clients around and can display the bad guys’ past, present and future in an instant. That’s exactly what they do when Bill and Joe cross their path. Driven by the same intent they had with old Scrooge, the spirits help them to become better fellows and to keep Christmas in the most generous and honest way there is in this modern Scrooge play.

Author: Olivia Arieti

Type: One act play, ten minute plays

Genre: Modern Scrooge play, teens, children’s

Length: Ten minutes

Cast: 6N, 2M, 2F

Ages of the actors: Older kids up to adults

Suitable for: Schools for Christmas plays

Set: The Street, Christmas Eve

Level of difficulty: 6/10 a sweet short play that will be enjoyed by the performers.

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In modern day Beverly Hills, high powered Talent and Literary agent Elgin Scroge goes about his daily business running the shop with his one employee, Bob Cricket. It is the Christmas season of the year and Bob wants to leave early so he can buy Christmas presents for his family and Elgin finally lets him go with comments about how Elgin is left again to run the business.

The day turns to night and Elgin, who lives in his agency, pulls out the Murphy bed and prepares to go to sleep. In the middle of the night he is wakened by sounds from the Spirit of Christmas past played by a puppet. The spirit takes Elgin back in time and allows him to see how the past has formed his present situation.

The play follows the Dickens story with the Spirit of Christmas present and Christmas future, both puppets, bringing Elgin’s life to a full circle and making him realize that he has not been the man he thought he was. The play is an updated version of, A Christmas Carol, including most of the cast from the original story.

Mark Mcquown is an award winning playwright and screenplay writer.

Author: Mark Mcquown

Genre: Christmas Play

Type: Long one act play.

Length: 90 Minutes. 1.5 hours

Ages of actors:  Aged 11 and up to old age

Number of Actors:  Twelve (12) as a minimum to Thirty Two (32)  maximum. Some actors can play a no of smaller parts

Suitable for : All ages

Level of Difficulty:  8/10 – technical aspects with the ghosts and projecting scenes filmed previously on a big screen.

Set: Two main – an office cum bedroom – the main character lives in his office. The second is the Cricket household.

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Copyright August 2013 Mark McQuown and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Looking for something else? Have a look at our other Christmas  scripts:

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Sleeping Beauty – a modern day pantomime
Shriek – hilarious panto fairytale for teens up