A Christmas Carol About Scrooge and His friends
My Rehearsal Diary by William James McCauley-Tinniswood
I am doing A Christmas Carol. My name is William and I am 5 and a half years old. We rehearse on Sundays and I like doing the show. This is my rehearsal diary.
Sunday October 10th
On Sunday we did two warm ups. We played a game called splat. In splat I had to lead the game. I said splat and they had to duck down. If they go last they lose the game and have to sit down. This is a fun game.
We sung Ding Dong Merrily On High and we tried to sing loud and clearly. We had to listen and watch what Emma was doing. Her job is to train us how to be good singers and actors. She is the director. She helps us and is nice.
I like doing songs and doing the scenes. I like doing pat a cake with Amelia and Jess in one of the scenes. They help me a lot on stage so I know where I am and what I am doing.
We practiced the start of the show. At the beginning of the show I run on all by myself and I say, come on everybody and then they run on. We play and then we sing Still, Still, Still Can You Hear The Falling Snow. We have to hold candles and lanterns as it’s Christmas and cold. The best bit about rehearsals is singing. I like singing
On Sunday I spoke to my friends and had fun. At lunch I told everyone about lots of history things. I love history. In rehearsal we did Ding Dong Merrily On high to make it perfect and so its good for the show. We also had my mum, Emma who is the director playing the piano. I had to sing Away In A Manger with Florence at the very front of the stage. It’s a bit scary but I keep my scared in my tummy and my brave in my head.
In the party scene, on the 12 days of Christmas song I sang the first verse all by myself with nobody helping me. That me feel very happy. I remembered to be brave in my head like my mummy had told me. I loved singing on my own.
This drawing is of Scrooge’s house and the Christmas tree. Scrooge is not allowed presents because he is mean and naughty. The presents are for the good people. But because Scrooge was not nice and cruel and he only cared about money and had to work every day with a quill people didn't like him very much. When people come into his office he yells at them about Christmas, he says we should not have Christmas, that's why he only cares about money.
The ghosties were not being nice when they were telling him Marley was dead. Marley was Scrooge’s helper. The thing was, the ghosts were telling him to stop being bad and he had to be nice to everyone and say hello, Merry Christmas.
I hope you enjoy the show.