Adapted by P.Stebbings and P. Smith – Original score by T. Johnson
If A Christmas Carol is the most popular story ever told, then this stage version is possibly the most successful recent adaptation. From Tokyo to Malta, from Munich to Hong Kong, from Liverpool to Madrid and from Prague to Athens, audiences have thrilled to this high powered musical production that moves the audience from tears to laughter.
This production is true music theatre. The actors play and sing the score which is far more exciting than a string of carols (although carols there are!). Well known composer Thomas Johnson (whose credits include a West End hit and the Royal National Theatre) has composed a score that moves and delights, at times foot stomping at other times heartbreaking. The cast is led by Anthony Pedley as Ebeneezer Scrooge, well known for his many years playing leading roles at the Royal Shakespeare Company, on radio in the ARCHERS and on televison in YES MINISTER and POIROT. Anthony created the lead role of the Giant in Dahl's long running BFG, seen by thousands of people throughout Britain and in the West End. The director, Paul Stebbings, is well known for his integration of music and theatre and has won major awards in Europe and Asia
A good story needs a good script and this adaptation is a real play rather than just a seasonal entertainment: from the first moment when Bob Cratchit shivers in Scrooge's office until the hilarious and uplifting finale, this is a gripping and dramatic tale. Not that comedy is forgotten! The Ghost of Christmas Present has a weakness for pantomime... This is an evening for young and old, a christmas feast of theatre that has delighted audiences in almost every corner of the globe.
Length: 90min – no break / Live Music on Stage / Professional Native English speaking actors