On a foggy, freezing Christmas Eve, tight-fisted Ebenezer Scrooge is disturbed by the ghost of his business partner, Jacob Marley. To help Scrooge avoid the ghastly fate that awaits him beyond the grave, Marley arranges for him to be visited by three spirits. But can the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come persuade Scrooge to open his heart to the magic of Christmas before the sun rises? UK PremiereBook by Charles Dickens. Presented by Pulling Focus Ltd (for the Tabard Theatre). Music Alan Menken. Lyrics Lynn Ahren. Book by Mike Ockrent. Book by Lynn Ahrens (based on the novel by Charles Dickens). Choreographer Susan Stroman. Director Mike Ockrent (original direction).