This year marks the 24th consecutive year that Nicholas Hughes (B3 1959-63) returns to play the iconic role of Ebenezer Scrooge in the annual production of Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ at OpenStage in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
The story tells the tale of a miserable old man who only cares about money but on Christmas Eve, is visited by the ghost of past, present and future. Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas and the importance of kindness. Nicholas noted that a Marlburian accent is a definite asset when auditioning for roles in US theatre. At Marlborough his only thespian activity was in the B3 production of ‘Luther’ with Christopher Martin-Jenkins (B3 1959-63 dec.) in the title role.