London Musical Theatre Orchestra presents a spectacular concert version of A Christmas Carol, starring Griff Rhys Jones as Ebenezer Scrooge at London’s Lyceum Theatre.
The concert returns after last year’s sell-out performances. A Christmas Carol based on the original story by Charles Dickens has been adapted by Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin), Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent. 2018 also marks the celebration of the 175th anniversary of the publication of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
Joining Griff Rhys Jones as Ebenezer Scrooge, will be Lucie Jones (Legally Blonde / Eurovision 2017) as Emily / The Ghost of Christmas Future, Rosemary Ashe (The Witches of Eastwick / The Phantom of the Opera) as Mrs Fezziwig, Nicolas Colicos (The Producers / The Bodyguard) as Mr Fezziwig, David Hunter (Kinky Boots / Once) as Bob Cratchit, Miriam-Teak Lee (Hamilton / On The Town) as The Ghost of Christmas Past, Cedric Neal (Chess / Motown) as The Ghost of Christmas Present, Jeremy Secomb (Les Misérables / Sweeney Todd) as Marley, Caroline Sheen as (Mary Poppins / Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) as Mrs Cratchit and Jon Tarcy (Titus Andronicus / The Sound of Music Live) as Fred Anderson.
Speaking to Encore Radio, Griff Rhys Jones said:
“I’m delighted to be getting to play my hero, Scrooge. I have based a lot of my current life choices on him. Dickens made a huge impact on our whole idea of Christmas with his little book, ‘A Christmas Carol’. It has justly been a favourite ever since and this is a brilliant and moving musical version. I am working alongside a talented and enthusiastic group of performers and musicians who make up the London Musical Theatre Orchestra. I’m very much looking forward to going on that uplifting journey that Scrooge takes on that fateful Christmas Eve and hope people will enjoy the concert as much as we will enjoy performing it.”
A Christmas Carol at Lyceum Theatre on 10th and 17th December – tickets are available via ATG Tickets