Kinross actor revisits A Christmas Carol classic at Old Mill Theatre


George O’Doherty and Barry Park in Scrooge.
George O’Doherty and Barry Park in Scrooge.

KINROSS resident George O’Doherty is appearing in a musical re-telling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol next month.

Written by James Leisy and directed by Justin Freind, Scrooge is closely adapted from the music and screenplay from the 1970 film of the same name.

It follows the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge who, through greed, loses all that is good but finds redemption on Christmas Eve after being visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.

O’Doherty plays Fred, Scrooge’s nephew.

“He’s a kind-hearted young gentleman who is trying to make amends with Scrooge and his hate for Christmas,” the Year 11 Lake Joondalup Baptist College student said.

“Fred loves Christmas; even though he’s poor, he still loves the spirit of Christmas because he believes it’s a time of giving to others less fortunate and the celebration of Jesus’ birthday.”

Freind said Scrooge had all the characters people knew and loved from A Christmas Carol.

“It’s a lot of fun for all the family,” he said.

Scrooge plays at the Old Mill Theatre in South Perth at 7.30pm on December 2, 3, 7-10, 14-16 and 2pm on December 4, 11.

Tickets are $25 or $20 concession at www.oldmilltheatre.com.au/tickets or call 9367 8719.