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On Theatre: A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play


A Christmas Carol by British author Charles Dickens has been considered a holiday favourite since it was first published in 1843.

The tale of miserly old Ebeneezer Scrooge, who is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve and wakes up a new and improved man is an oft-told story.  It has been adapted into a stage play, a stage musical, TV specials, multiple films, and even a big-screen Muppets adventure. Now, it’s also being staged as a vintage-style radio play! This is thanks to Medicine Hat Musical Theatre, a volunteer-driven theatre company who have become known for their live radio plays. Their production A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play is on now and runs until December 10.

Actor and broadcaster Darren Rathwell recently joined CKUA’s Lisa Wilton to discuss this unique take on a holiday classic: