A Coronation Street scriptwriter has put a Northern spin on a Charles Dickens' classic.
Adapted by Debbie Oates, A Christmas Carol will be staged at Lancaster's The Dukes over the festive period.
Packed with songs, humour and plenty of "bah humbug", the piece is relocated to Lancaster - where Dickens twice stayed and performed.
Director Joe Sumsion said: "We're really excited about doing A Christmas Carol which is a classic moral story full of magic with a very big heart. The fact that many people know and love the story is great – we'll aim to tell it brilliantly and with some surprises thrown in too."
The production, which will be performed in the round, will feature puppets and illusions.
A Christmas Carol runs between 29 November and 4 January.
- Rebecca Cohen