The stage version of the classic Bing Crosby movie finally lands in the West End this Christmas for a run of performances featuring a stand-out cast. White Christmas receives its West End premiere after debuting on the other side of the Atlantic and previously playing at regional theatres in the UK, with Aled Jones and Tom Chambers among the big names recruited to bring characters like Bob Wallace and Phil Davis to life.
The production is the first major musical to premiere on the stage of the Dominion Theatre for some time as it replaces the long-running We Will Rock You, which closed its doors in May after 12 years at the venue.
White Christmas introduces us to a range of characters, among them Bob Wallis and Phil Davis, who must take on a big task to help a Vermont ski lodge. The mentioned characters, portrayed by Aled Jones and Tom Chambers, were previously a part of the army and their general – General Waverley (Graham Cole) – is the owner of the lodge, whose financial struggles could see its closure. So they team up with some sisters to put on a big show that will save the remote location. Other cast members include Louise Bowden, Wendi Peters and Rachel Stanley.
Aled Jones is a well known singer who is perhaps best known for performing the classic Walking In The Air, a single based on the song heard in The Snowman (sung by Peter Auty for the film). He has also appeared on a range of television shows like Songs Of Praise and Strictly Come Dancing, though recent years have seen him take on stage work as well. He has previously appeared in White Christmas on stages around the UK, including the Theatre Royal Plymouth, as well as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in Wales and Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in Blackpool.
Meanwhile, co-star Tom Chambers is also known for his appearances on Strictly Come Dancing and has previously appeared in one of the biggest west end shows of recent years - Top Hat at the Aldwych Theatre.
Undoubtedly one of many shows to entertain audiences over the festive period – with the annual The Snowman surely set for a return and The Wind in the Willows also announced – White Christmas will play at the Dominion Theatre from Wednesday 12th November 2014 (previews from Saturday 8th November 2014).
|Booking From:||Friday, 2nd January 2015|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 3rd January 2015|
|Running Time:||2 hours 40 minutes|
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