Hilversum, November 10 – The cast of Scrooge Live has been announced! Thomas van Luyn, Henk Poort and Kim-Lian van der Meij, among others, can be seen in the television spectacle on Friday, December 15 around 8:30 PM. The live story of Scrooge, based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, is broadcast live from Waalwijk. A special musical Christmas story full of humor and song, even before the holidays have started. And therefore the perfect starting signal for a period full of warmth and conviviality. The broadcast, in collaboration with the National Children’s Aid Fund, draws attention to child poverty in the Netherlands.
Thomas van Luyn this year, he takes on the role of the grumpy miser; Ebenezer Scrooge. Henk Poort can be seen as Jacob Marley, Kim-Lian van der Meij as Bobbie Cratchit, Martine van Os as Spirit of the Past, Annick Boer as Spirit of the Present, Jacqueline Blom as Spirit of the Future, Paul and Debbie from B&B Full of Love as an illustrious collecting duo, Frank Evenblij as narrator, Sydney Tros as Fanny and Wendy Ruyfrok as Zoey. Carrie ten Napel returns as a reporter, the direction is in the hands of David Grifhorst and Eric van Tijn is in charge of the musical direction Scrooge Live. Carolina Dijkhuizen As a soloist, he is the radiant musical center of the unique Carol Singers choir.
The story of Scrooge Live is based on the well-known English Christmas story that revolves around the stingy Ebenezer Scrooge, a banker who only cares about money. Scrooge’s deceased companion tries to get him to repent from the spirit world, but that doesn’t happen without a fight. It is a story about contrasts between rich and poor, about friendship, love and family. An all-star cast translates Scrooge into a special live and contemporary television spectacle, based on a script written by Thomas van Luyn and producer Mediawater. A musical feature film in Dickens style with a contemporary twist full of new arrangements of appropriate Christmas songs and international hits, performed in the city center of Waalwijk.
National Children’s Aid Fund
In the Netherlands, more than 300,000 children and young people up to the age of 21 live in poverty, with all the consequences that entails. There is no money for a warm coat or good shoes. The goal of Scrooge Live is to expose child poverty and raise as much money as possible. Kinderhulp believes that all children deserve warmth and equal opportunities.
Scrooge Live is produced by Mediawater in collaboration with Kinderhulp and Omroep MAX.
Friday December 15th
Around 8:30 PM at MAX on NPO 1
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