CHARLES Dickens' famous tale A Christmas Carol gets a musical makeover courtesy of Copythorne Amateur Theatrical Society.

After 20 years of treading the boards with the group, long-serving member Mike Bailey makes his first attempt at directing this musical about the miserable miser Scrooge.

During the performances, Christmas cards written to Mr Scrooge from pupils of Bartley Middle School will be on display.

Copythorne Parish Hall, Nr Cadnam, Friday, November 19 at 7.30pm and Saturday, November 20 at 6.30pm. Also Friday, November 26 and Saturday, November 27. Tickets £3 and £4.

Box office: 01794 390666.