SAY goodbye to Bah! Humbug and get into the festive spirit with Pick Me Up’s big winter show of 2019 - Scrooge The Musical.

Based on Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas Carol, Scrooge tells the tale of old miser Ebeneezer on the night he’s visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet To Come.

Can he be turned from sourpuss to saint? What will happen to Tiny Tim? Will everyone have a merry Christmas after all? Come and find out in this all-singing, all-dancing (all-flying!) musical for the whole family.

Composer Leslie Bricusse first adapted A Christmas Carol for the 1970 film musical Scrooge! starring Albert Finney. He was nominated for an Academy Award for the score and the song Thank You Very Much.

Mark Hird , whose previous Pick Me Up roles include Captain Mainwaring in Dad’s Army, Colonel Pickering in My Fair Lady and Uncle Fester in The Addams Family, plays Scrooge, Rory Mulvihill, Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, Sergeant Wilson in Dad’s Army and Captain Teri Dennis in Privates on Parade, is the jolly Ghost of Christmas Present, and Alan Park plays Scrooge’s long-suffering clerk Bob Cratchit.

Sonny Love, who plays Tiny Tim, said: “It’s my first big role so over the summer, to get my voice louder, I’d go into different rooms in the house and sing my songs to see if my mum could hear me from far away.

“I have loved being a part of Scrooge, it’s been challenging but we’ve all had so much fun with. I will really miss it when it’s over.”

Rory Mulvihill , the Ghost of Christmas Present, said: “What I like most about The Spirit of Christmas Present is his infectious jollity, although hovering metres above the stage might sober him

“Scrooge the musical is a faithful retelling of the original Dickens story, so any fan of A Christmas Carol will love this show.”

Alexandra Mather, who stars as Mrs Fezziwig , added: “I love that my character is such a classic Dickensian caricature. It’s tricky to keep up the energy all the way through scenes.

“If you’ve never seen this show - come. It will get you in the Christmas spirit in the most traditional way, heartwarming without being sickly sweet, and a lot of fun and frights on the way.”

The show is directed by Robert Readman, choreography is by Iain Harvey, and the musical director is Sam Johnson.

Scrooge is at the Grand Opera House York until December 1. Tickets area available from or the box office on 0844 8713024