It has been confirmed that Griff Rhys Jones will star as Ebenezer Scrooge in London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s concert performances of A Christmas Carol at the Lyceum Theatre.
Following successful performances in 2016 and 2017, the London Musical Theatre Orchestra will return to the Lyceum Theatre for three performances of their concert production of Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent’s A Christmas Carol.
It has been confirmed that the cast for A Christmas Carol will be led by Griff Rhys Jones as Ebenezer Scrooge. The comedian, actor writer and producer is currently in Australia touring his show Griff Rhys Jones: The Unexpected Traveller.
Joining him in the cast for these performances will also include Lucie Jones (Les Misérables / Legally Blonde / Eurovision 2017) as Emily and The Ghost of Christmas Future, Miriam-Teak Lee (Hamilton / On The Town) as The Ghost of Christmas Past, Cedric Neal (Chess / Motown) as The Ghost of Christmas Present, Rosemary Ashe (The Witches of Eastwick / The Phantom of the Opera) as Mrs Fezziwig, and Nicolas Colicos (The Producers / The Bodyguard) as Mr Fezziwig. Further casting has yet to be announced.
Talking about the news Founder Freddie Tapner said: “Griff Rhys Jones has long been a hero of mine, and so to have him coming to play Scrooge is incredibly exciting. I can’t wait to see what he does with the role – and in a first for LMTO, audiences now have three chances to see him in action. Bring on the 10th December and those opening chords of the Overture.”
Shaun Kerrison returns to direct this production, with sound design by Nick Lidster and Avgoustos Psillas and lighting design by Mike Robertson. The concert is executive produced by Clive Chenery for LMTO and general managed by Peter Huntley for Smart Entertainment.