An Alternative Christmas Carol
by Robert Cubitt
Ebenezer Smooge is a banker who worships money. His hapless clerk Scratchit ekes out a living while his wife Elisa makes end with a bit of “curtain making” on the side, so her twelve children will be fed. On Christmas Eve Ebenezer is visited first by the ghost of his dead partner, Jacob Harley, and then by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. But will Smooge change his ways?