For its 2017 festive show, the Bridge House Theatre will present the UK premiere of Miracle on 34th Street, playing from the 27th November.
Marking the story’s 70th anniversary this year, this live musical radio play invites audiences to watch the miracle unfold in this iconic story, featuring live sound effects and a score of new and favourite holiday tunes.
London, 1947. In a busy radio studio, the cast and crew are assembled for a very special recording of this year’s biggest Christmas hit movie.
When the actor employed as Santa Claus, the star attraction of the world-famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade is discovered drunk, it is up to by-stander Kris Kringle to step up and save the day. However, is there more to this Jolly Gentleman than first meets the eye? Can he really be the real thing? After winning over the belief of his employer’s precocious daughter Susan Walker, he is faced with his biggest battle ever – to convince the world that he is the real Santa Claus and not a deluded old gentleman. Supported by his lawyer and Susan his case gets taken all the way to the Supreme Court. Will Kris Kringle succeed? Not only is his credibility on the line, but so is the belief of every child.
Adapted from the Lux Radio Hour broadcast of the original film by Lance Arthur Smith, the production is directed by Guy Retallack and features set design by Fiona Martin.
Meanwhile, the cast is set to include: Richard Albrecht, Emily Carewe, Ellis Dackombe, Lowenna Melrose, Lewis Rae, Amy Reitsma and Jamie Ross starring in this story set in a time where love, respect and spirit of Christmas was paramount.
Miracle on 34th Street will play at the Bridge House Theatre from the 27th November until the 23rd December. For more information visit: https://www.bhtheatre.com/index.php