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A Basement Christmas Carol
Suck my Dickens

By Nic Sampson and Barnaby Fredric
Produced by The Basement Theatre, directed by Sophie Roberts
Music by Joseph Moore; design by Simon Coleman
Auckland, New Zealand, 4-21 December 2013

A Basement Christmas Carol starred Gareth Williams as Scrooge, with a revolving guest cast.
Michael played 'The Mad Butcher' on 7 December, and Jennifer played 'Helen Clarke' on 16, 18, and 20 December.

"Ebenezer Scrooge is in the business of Christmas, and what a business it is.  Returning to his Coromandel bach on
Christmas Eve to count the profits from the sale of his shoddy Christmas hampers, Scrooge discovers that this year
he's not alone. The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future arrive to scare up some good old fashioned
Christmas spirit, and hopefully change Scrooge's attitude of how 'Christmas should be cold and miserable and spent
entirely indoors, like in England where Christmas was invented.

Though the plot may be the same, nothing is ever by-the-numbers when The Basement team are involved.  A
Basement Christmas Carol
once again throws its revolving doors open as an ever changing cast of usual suspects
and super special guests take to the stage in this outrageous and debaucherous Christmas party on stage.

Has the Mad Butcher sizzled his last sausage? Can Kate Shpeherd atone for all the terrible things she did to secure the
vote for women? Will John Campbell get to the bottom of this very current affair? Just who is Tiny Tim's real father?"

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