"Dickens is always a bit bleak," Trish said. "I couldn't resist cheering him up a bit! I haven't met an audience that doesn't like a laugh, a bit of pathos and some lovely music chucked in for good measure.
"A Christmas Carol might be a classic but it's also a human story about being lost and then being found. Given it's Dickens, I don't suppose the audience will expect it to be funny but humour can be found in almost all situations – so there is a mix of the dark and light."
"He made people around him miserable and if he glimpsed even a small flicker of happiness about him, he sought to extinguish it. The challenge was to make it funny and with the audience having a laugh, they can help cajole Scrooge out of his dark life. It is so much fun when he is redeemed!"
"Juggling rehearsals and school can be a bit of a challenge, as well as having to stay in character and not get distracted, but it's lots of fun. I also have one quick costume change where I need to get back on stage as Ignorance and it can be a bit tricky staying quiet backstage."