Milborne St Andrew Village Hall

A PACKED house enjoyed the Dickens of a good time as two actors put a whole new spin on the famous Victorian story that redefined for the nation the true meaning of Christmas.

Bristol based Living Spit specialise in comedy that pokes relentless fun at iconic characters in their small scale productions in which two people play numerous roles with the help of a collection of daft puppets.

Howard Coggins and Stu Mcloughlin wrote, played the live music and performed this hilarious version of the ghostly goings on of the miserly Scrooge who is visited by his deceased business partner and told he must mend his ways.

In this version, the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future include a six foot tall fairy named Sharon, and a man sized parcel while Tiny Tim is a giant teddy bear as the audience join in the fun by singing a seriously irreverent song.

This being the premier performance of their national tour, the talented duo could be forgiven for getting a bit lost on stage at times but the end result just added to the informal atmosphere of festive cheer.

There are further performances on the way in Dorset through Artsreach, including at Buckland Newton Village Hall on December 5th and Durweston Village Hall on December 6.

Be sure not to miss out, it is the ideal way to get into the holiday mood.