A Christmas Carol with a Leeds twist is coming to the stage

Charles Dickens' Christmas classic is coming to a theatre in Leeds - but with a twist.

Wednesday, 18th December 2019, 11:45 am
Photo: Interplay Theatre.

Armley People's Theatre are putting on An Armley Christmas Carol this festive period.

A modern-day version of the tale, it will tell the story of Ebenezer Scrooge – a slum landlord who runs the local pawn shop and whose only joy is fleecing his tenants for their valuables and kicking beggars.

Young mum Bobbi Cratchet is struggling to pay the rent and is close to despair.

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Tim, her young son, has a cough that is getting steadily worse, and her eldest boy is at risk of falling in with the local gang.

The three spirits then try to show Scrooge the true meaning of Christmas in Armley and set him on the path to redemption.

Featuring original songs, an Armley Christmas Carol is showing for three nights at the Interplay Theatre in Armley Ridge Road.

Armley People's Theatre is a community theatre group open to anyone over 11 years old.

The group formed only a year ago and this production will be their third.

They aim to produce "high quality theatre that resonates with the local community, teaches skills, develops talent, promotes community cohesion and tackles social isolation".