You might have got over a great quantity of ground in seven years,' said Scrooge.
But you were always a good man of business, Jacob,' faltered Scrooge, who now began to apply this to himself.
Scrooge shivered, and wiped the perspiration from his brow.
You were always a good friend to me,' said Scrooge.
Scrooge knew this, by the smart sound its teeth made, when the jaws were brought together by the bandage.
Many had been personally known to Scrooge in their lives.
And those revelations not only transform Scrooge
from money-fixated curmudgeon to philanthropist, but also cast a light on Dickens' own motivations in David Edgar's adaptation.
As I delve deeper into the book, Mr Scrooge
takes on the form of Mr Gupta, a sorrow-driven being, my friend's boss, who thinks 'celebration' is synonymous with 'sinning' and a 'waste' of time and money.
In 9 Works' first version in 2016, also directed by Guevara, the star of the show was not even Scrooge
or any of his human colleagues, but the city of London itself, teeming with the bustle of Christmas cheer as expressed in one musical number after another.
Magica De Spell, also known as the Sorceress of the Shadows, first made an appearance in the earlier 1961 comic book, Uncle Scrooge
proved that [female performers can take on the role] last year  when the most excellent Allison Glenzer played Scrooge
(one of the best I've ever seen) on the stage of the Blackfriars Playhouse.
is a greedy and stingy businessman who has no place in his life for kindness, compassion, charity or benevolence.
Through their interventions, through their help, Scrooge
realizes what a desolate desert he has made of his time on earth.
Richard Wilson brought out a book called Scrooge
's Guide To Christmas in 1997 while nearly 16 million watched his TV character Victor Meldrew trying to get to grips with the holidays in the 1997 BBC Christmas special of One Foot In The Richard Scrooge
Foot In Christmas Grave called Endgame.
It saw him Richard Scrooge
in Foot In The Christmas dealing with new neighbours and buying a haunted caravan.