BADAPPLE Youth Theatre youngsters have taken up the Play in a Weekend challenge in Green Hammerton, near York.

Last Saturday and Sunday, a committed bunch of acting students aged seven to 13 embarked on presenting a new version of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, adapted by company founder and artistic director Kate Bramley as a "classic and comic tale suitable for ages five to 95".

"The Play in a Weekend gives a new challenge to some of our most dedicated young actors to develop their storytelling skills with an intensive acting course," said Kate.

Farmer Scrooge’s Christmas Carol, The 2018 Remix was performed on Sunday evening (December 9) at Green Hammerton Village Hall after only two days to "get the show up and running" under the leadership of director Sue Rosser and actress Frances Tither, who was last seen playing Victoria Proud in Badapple Theatre’s tour of Bramley's First World War play The Thankful Village.