By Charles Dickens, adapted for the stage by John Mortimer. Directed by Heather Wass and Liz Cullum. An intriguing and entertaining version of Dickens’ classic tale. A large cast of 23 will be bringing this classic tale to life in John Mortimer’s lively witty version of the famous story. There have been many adaptations of Charles Dickens’ novel, but this one was originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the dialogue is very faithful to the original story. It is also full of music and laughter, thrills and chills, and promises to be ideal family entertainment for the Christmas season. Two weeks in December is a new departure for Shoestring. On 12 to 14 December, when we are not performing, the Arts centre cinema will be operating.