A Fast-Paced Holiday Show

Sally McCarthy as Scrooge and Mark Wilson as Bob Cratchit. Photo by Sam Reilly

I'm a little hazy on Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” — a tale of greed, as I recall, revelation and redemption. But that’s, reasonably, all kind of glossed over in The Ghent Playhouse’s 17th annual panto, that eccentric British musical pantomime employing cross-dressing, political barbs and salty chatter wrapped in a familiar fairy tale at Christmas time. 

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