Another musical production heads to the West End this October, this time a returning show that already entertained audiences here in 2005. The production is set to replace the popular version of “The Wizard Of Oz” from Andrew Lloyd Webber at the London Palladium and precedes the recently-announced “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” that appears from June 2013. It is “Scrooge the Musical”, a musical theatre version of Charles Dickens’ classic story “A Christmas Carol”, and it is bound to feel right at home amongst the hustle and bustle of the West End during the Christmas season.
Anyone that has read “A Christmas Carol”, seen it in the West End, or witnessed one of the many screen adaptations that have appeared over the years, will be familiar with the story of “Scrooge the Musical” as it mirrors it closely. So we meet Ebenezer Scrooge, the grumpy employer who refuses to let his workers have Christmas day off work, muttering the words “Bah, humbug!” at the mere mention of the seasonal holiday. Then, on The Night Before Christmas, he is visited by ghosts that show him the error of his ways, allowing him to go through one of the most famous literary redemptions of all time.
Those new to his version of the classic story will be glad to hear some musical numbers in the mix as well, with examples such as “I Hate People”, “I Like Life” and “The Beautiful Day”, among others.
And if that’s not enough to convince you to pick up theatre tickets, then perhaps the appearance of Tommy Steele as Scrooge will do the trick. Steele reprises the role from the UK tour and the show’s previous appearance at the London Palladium in 2005. It is also one of many appearances at the venue as he previously appeared in “Singin’ in the Rain” here in the 1980s. He is also a well known music performer and as a result many will remember him as a teen idol in the 1950s and 1960s.
So this is a great way of experiencing the magic of the West End during the Christmas season. “Scrooge the Musical” appears at the London Palladium from Saturday 3rd November 2012 (previews from Wednesday 24th October 2012).
|Booking From:||Wednesday, 24th October 2012|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 12th January 2013|
|Matinees:||Thursday and Saturday 3pm|
|Evenings:||Monday to Saturday 7:30pm|
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