Full casting has now been announced for the London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s concert production of Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol, playing at the lyceum Theatre on the 10th and 17th December.
Based on the original story by Charles Dickens, this musical returns to the Lyceum Theatre for the third year in a row once more and presented by the London Musical Theatre Orchestra.
Joining the previously announced 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.
Talking about taking on the role of Ebenezer Scrooge, 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.”
It has also been confirmed that the performance on the 10th December will be in aide of The King’s College Hospital Trust Haematology Campaign to mark the launch of a major fund-raising campaign to build a new Haematology Centre for research and clinical treatment at King’s College, London.
A Christmas Carol is directed by Shaun Kerrison with sound design by Nick Lidster and Avgoustos Psillas and lighting design by Mike Robertson. It is executive produced by Clive Chenery for LMTO and general managed by Peter Huntley for Smart Entertainment.
A Christmas Carol will be performed at the Lyceum Theatre on the 10th and 17th December. To book tickets visit ATG Tickets.