REVIEW: Far from Scrooge with entertainment value

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Spilsby Sessions House Production of Scrooge was a sell out at the former Spilsby Theatre.

ue to the closure of the main auditorium a 35 seat area has been created. Despite the restrictions of a confined stage the cast of seven coped admirably, with several of the cast stepping into more than one role.

The use of two scrims were used to great effect throughout, enabling more than one scene at a time this was particularly impressive in the ghost and crowd scenes.

Martin Hanson in the title role and Bruce Knight in the dual role of Fred and the ghost of Marley gave seamless performances.

Cat Henton certainly had her work cut out in the challenging roles of Bob Cratchit and the ghost of Christmas Past, as well as undertaking the role of the coachman, all performed with great aplomb.

Other roles were effectively portrayed by Andy Vallely, Ashley Patterson, Cheryl Vallely and Julian Cousins.

Visual and sound effects were excellent as were the costumes, the improvisation scenes were very well done, especially the horse and carriage sequences.

Christmas music, audience participation, a strong cast and lots of humour and pathos all played their part in this classic tale.

Review by Eileen Chantry