Bobbie (Hannah Knott) and Freddy (Ivan Spry) take a selfie to show off Freddy’s elf hat. He says he’ll post it on Facebook. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Bobbie (Hannah Knott) and Freddy (Ivan Spry) take a selfie to show off Freddy’s elf hat. He says he’ll post it on Facebook. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

VIDEO: ‘Little Scrooge’ is timely and entertaining family fun

Up-to-date working of Christmas classic works really well for modern audience

Right up-to-the-minute, Little Scrooge brings the classic tale of A Christmas Carol close to home for family audiences.

Playwright Patricia Barry Rumble has written a winner here, and the Kaatza Lakeside Players Society production, which continues at Centennial Hall Friday night Nov. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 30, is the place you want to be in Lake Cowichan this weekend.

Keagan Holman carries off the role of Eben Scrooge with lots of grumpy-cat flair, and Hannah Nott as the bouncy, Christmas-loving Bobbie Cratchitt is a delight. They are joined by a fine case that includes Taylor Thomassen as Tiny Tim Cratchitt, Bobbie’s sister; Ivan Spry as Freddy and The Mirror; Lily Allen as the caroller; Roselyn Baird as the Ghost of Christmas Past; Cheryl Holman as the Ghost of Christmas Present; and Helena Barger as the Ghost of Christmas Future; Graham Fielding as Mr. Fuzziwig, and Anna Young as Isabella.

Interspersed with seasonal carols, the 40-minute play is a first time onstage for several of the cast.

The production also features special guests, The Four Lake Cowichan Tenors, who will round out the evening with their great music.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night and 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon as well. Tickets are $15 for everyone 11 and older, while 10-year-olds and under get in for $10. Get your tickets at Dot’s Shoe Store, the Cowichan Lake Visitors Centre, and at the door.



lexi.bainas@cowichanvalleycitizen.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Eben Scrooge (Keagan Holman) cowers behind a chair as his mirror speaks to him. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Eben Scrooge (Keagan Holman) cowers behind a chair as his mirror speaks to him. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Opening his gift from Bobbie Cratchitt, Eben scoffs at the idea that ghosts will visit him. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Opening his gift from Bobbie Cratchitt, Eben scoffs at the idea that ghosts will visit him. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Eben (Keagan Holman) proposes the idea he stole from Bobbie Cratchitt to Mr. Fuzziwig (Graham Fielding) as the Ghost of Christmas Past (Roselyn Baird) takes Little Scrooge on a journey. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Eben (Keagan Holman) proposes the idea he stole from Bobbie Cratchitt to Mr. Fuzziwig (Graham Fielding) as the Ghost of Christmas Past (Roselyn Baird) takes Little Scrooge on a journey. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Eben Scrooge (Keagan Holman) is not impressed at first by the Ghost of Christmas Past (Roselyn Baird). (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Eben Scrooge (Keagan Holman) is not impressed at first by the Ghost of Christmas Past (Roselyn Baird). (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Eben Scrooge (Keagan Holman) is surprised when the Ghost of Christmas Present (Cheryl Holman) appears. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Eben Scrooge (Keagan Holman) is surprised when the Ghost of Christmas Present (Cheryl Holman) appears. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Bobbie Crachitt (Hannah Nott) shares one of her jokes with her her sister, Tiny Timmie (Taylor Thomassen). (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Bobbie Crachitt (Hannah Nott) shares one of her jokes with her her sister, Tiny Timmie (Taylor Thomassen). (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Bobbie Cratchitt (Hannah Nott) and her sister, Tiny Tim (Taylor Thomassen) sing a carol. They love Christmas. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Bobbie Cratchitt (Hannah Nott) and her sister, Tiny Tim (Taylor Thomassen) sing a carol. They love Christmas. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Freddy (Ivan Spry) and Isabella (Anna Young) decorate their little Christmas tree for the big day. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Freddy (Ivan Spry) and Isabella (Anna Young) decorate their little Christmas tree for the big day. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Terrified Eben Scrooge (Keagan Holman) promises Ghost of Christmas Future (Helena Barger) that he can become a better person. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Terrified Eben Scrooge (Keagan Holman) promises Ghost of Christmas Future (Helena Barger) that he can become a better person. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

A happy feeling pervades the stage after Eben learns his lesson in Little Scrooge. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

A happy feeling pervades the stage after Eben learns his lesson in Little Scrooge. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Eben Scrooge (Keagan Holman) tells Tiny Tim (Taylor Thomassen) and Bobbie Cratchitt (Hannah Nott) that it’s all going to great now. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Eben Scrooge (Keagan Holman) tells Tiny Tim (Taylor Thomassen) and Bobbie Cratchitt (Hannah Nott) that it’s all going to great now. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Tiny Tim (Taylor Thomassen) loves the Christmas tree sweater Eben has given her. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Tiny Tim (Taylor Thomassen) loves the Christmas tree sweater Eben has given her. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

The entire cast of ‘Little Scrooge’ appears on stage for the finale at Lake Cowichan’s Centennial Hall. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

The entire cast of ‘Little Scrooge’ appears on stage for the finale at Lake Cowichan’s Centennial Hall. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Just Posted

“He’ll be bowling for dollars — $30,000 to be exact. Matt Hancock, 15-years-old of Lake Cowichan won in the Coca-Cola B.C. championship finals and will now bowl in the international championship with a chance to win a $30,000 scholarship. Hancock will go to the international competition in Columbus July 10. He is coached by Karen Smith of Cowichan Lake and plays on the T.G.S. bowling team.” (Lake News/May 8, 1996)
Flashback: Taxes, school district amalgamation, logging licences and student news

A look back through the pages of Lake Cowichan’s history

Tim Schewe
Drivesmart column: Give me a brake!

It was clear that none of these drivers had done a pre-trip inspection

Robert’s column
Robert Barron column: Cameras on school buses a good idea

“I’ve seen kids have to run from cars”

Trying out a corn variety called “Midnight Snack, grown near Cache Creek, as well as my saved Bantam/Sunnyvee Cross (Mary Lowther photo)
Mary Lowther column: Early sowing gets a jump on corn season

‘I’m planting three batches of corn, two weeks apart for a steady supply’

(The Canadian Press)
Trudeau won’t say whether Canada supports patent waiver for COVID-19 vaccines

‘Canada is at the table to help find a solution’

RCMP are looking for information on an alleged shooting attempt near an elementary school in Smithers March 10. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
UPDATE: Man killed in brazen daylight shooting at Vancouver airport

Details about the police incident are still unknown

Pieces of nephrite jade are shown at a mine site in northwestern B.C. in July 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Tahltan Central Government MANDATORY CREDIT
Indigenous nation opposes jade mining in northwestern B.C.

B.C.’s Mines Act requires operators to prepare a plan to protect cultural heritage resources

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

The body of Brenda Ware, 35, was found along Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park on Thursday, May 6, 2021. (RCMP handout)
RCMP ask for tips after woman’s body found in Kootenay National Park

Brenda Ware was found along Highway 93 in the park, 54 kilometres north of the town of Radium

People pass the red hearts on the COVID-19 Memorial Wall mourning those who have died, opposite the Houses of Parliament on the Embankment in London, Wednesday, April 7, 2021. On May 3, the British government announced that only one person had died of COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Kirsty Wigglesworth
For a view of a COVID-19 future, Canadians should look across the pond

Britain, like Canada, is one of the only countries in the world to delay second doses for several months

Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid (97) celebrates his 100th point this season with Leon Draisaitl (29) against the Vancouver Canucks during second period NHL action in Edmonton on Saturday, May 8, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Edmonton superstar McDavid hits 100-point mark as Oilers edge Canucks 4-3

NHL scoring leader needs just 53 games to reach century mark

Nuns of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, carry some of her relics during a vigil of prayer in preparation for the canonization of Mother Teresa in the St. John in Latheran Basilica at the Vatican, Friday, Sept. 2, 2016. In which city did she do much of her charitable work? (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
QUIZ: How much do you know about these motherhood issues?

In honour of Mother’s Day, take this 10-question quiz

Most Read