The Revival League Podcast proudly presents our original black comedy radio play, “Soylent Scrooge; Or, Christmas Is Made Of People.” England, 1893. The height of the Industrial Revolution. London is prosperous and well-fed. And yet, something sinister is afoot at the Soylent Scrooge Canning Manufactory, famous for feeding all of Great Britain its wildly popular brands of holiday slurry. So when Christmas Eve production grinds to a halt after captain of industry Jacob Marley falls into the whirling knives and gears of Soylent Scrooge, it's up to intrepid Food Inspector Bucket to get to the bottom of things. It's a black-hearted conspiracy that eats away at the very heart and soul of the British Empire ... and all strands of the crooked web lead back to Marley and his business partner, Ebenezer Scrooge! Can Scrooge survive the dogged sleuthing of Bucket, all while being haunted by the ghosts of Christmas? Cannibalism! Canning! Atrocious English Accents! What the Dickens will happen next, in the dastardly world of Soylent Scrooge? Listen and nibble act by act, or binge listen all at once! So please pop some popcorn, make some hot cocoa, curl up under a warm blanket and gather around the radio to listen to this fiendish holiday feast.
This play is rated NSFW -- Not Safe For Work, at least not without earbuds. It contains violence, grown up language and situations, and may not be suitable for small children.
This radio play was written by Greg Tally and Ryan Smith, and based upon the collected works of Charles Dickens and the short story "Soylent Scrooge" by Greg Tally. Dramatization produced and directed by Ryan Smith and Greg Tally. Your IBS Radio Announcers were Trace Beaulieu, Frank Conniff, and Carolina Hidalgo. This program was narrated by Hayley Tolley. Starring Troy Schulze as Ebenezer Scrooge. Ron McAdams as Jacob Marley. Rebecca Herron as The Ghost of Christmas Past. Greg Tally as The Ghost of Christmas Present. Zach Thompson as The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, Jackey Neyman Jones as Mrs. Cratchit. Ryan Smith as Tiny Tim. Tim Blaney as Fezziwig. Kate Page as Fan. Zoe Plait as Belle Trent. Kit Davlin as Fred;. Jaime Flowers Ashley as Fred's wife. Natalie Ryan as Daniel Quilp. And Grant Baciocco as Borb Cratchit.
Additional vocal performances by: Erik Koski, Robb Maynard, Ron McAdams, Ian Morrison, Kate Page, Erica Rodriguez-Hylton, James Rohling, Natalie Ryan, Ryan Smith, and Greg Tally. Music supervision by Greg Tally; Editing by Ryan Smith.
Vintage commercials directed by Ron McAdams. Commercials written and performed by Ron McAdams, James Rohling, Natalie Ryan, Erik Koski, Robb Maynard, Phillip Stephens, Erica Rodriguez-Hylton, Deana Dolphin, and Ryan Smith. Song, "Sex With A Mermaid," written by Greg Tally. Songs, "Sex With A Mince Pie" and, "Sex With A Badger" written by Natalie Ryan. Radio play text copyright 2017 by Ryan Smith and Greg Tally. Commercial text copyright 2017 by Ron McAdams, James Rohling, Natalie Ryan, Erik Koski, Robb Maynard, Erica Rodriguez-Hylton, Greg Tally, and Ryan Smith. Production copyright 2017 by Jefferson Hospitality, LLLP. Promotional artwork by Daniel Vincent Bigelow.
This audio program is satire. The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the writers, performers or sponsor. But if you don’t understand satire there is no hope for you and you probably shouldn’t be consuming fiction of any kind. All rights reserved.