The musical will head to the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall from the 8th December 2022.

Producers Fiery Angel Entertainment and Red Tail Entertainment have confirmed that the European premiere of Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol will take place at London’s Southbank Centre this Christmas. Tickets are on sale now.

Set during the 1930s in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, this heart-warming and truly unforgettable production imagines Ebenezer Scrooge as the owner of a mining company town, where his callous greed blinds him to the joys and gifts of the season. As a Christmas Eve snowstorm approaches, Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his deceased business partner and three ghosts who compel him to see life anew and discover that love and family are the greatest and most precious gifts we have. Dickens’s classic characters and Parton’s heart-felt songs beautifully reimagine this timeless story in a whole new light.  

Based on the classic Charles Dickens story, the musical is an adaptation by David H. Bell, Paul T. Couch and Curt Wollan. The book is by David H. Bell with music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton. Casting and further creative team have yet to be announced.

Talking about the news, Dolly Parton said: “Bringing our reimagined Charles Dickens classic to London feels like a homecoming. My songs weave the music of my beautiful Smoky Mountains into this timeless Christmas story, and I can’t wait for London audiences to hear them as we tell that story, set in a place that is truly special to me.”

Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol will play at the Queen Elizabeth Hall from the 8th December until the 8th January 2023.