Based on Charles Dickens’ novel, A Christmas Carol is the story of tight-fisted and unkind moneylender Ebenezer Scrooge who, on an eventful Christmas Eve, is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet to come.
The musical premiered at New York’s Paramount Theatre in December 1994, and was an annual event at Madison Square Garden until 2003. In London, this new concert version will feature an all-star cast accompanied by the excellent 24-piece London Musical Theatre Orchestra.
Television host and comedian Brian Conley stars as Scrooge, having previously appeared as the equally unpleasant Franklin Hart Jr. in 9 to 5 at the Savoy Theatre. Conley has also acted on stage in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Oliver!
A Christmas Carol features music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, who is best known for his extensive work on Disney films including Beauty and the Beast and Pocahontas. Lyrics are by Lynne Ahrens (Ragtime), book by Mike Ockrent (Crazy For You) and choreography by Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (The Producers).
Whether you’re a bah humbug or a festive fanatic, Christmas theatre in London doesn't get much better than A Christmas Carol. It opens at the Dominion Theatre for a limited season from 7 December 2020.
Important informationPlaying at: Dominion Theatre, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7AQ
Performance dates: 01 Jan 2021 - 02 Jan 2021
Running time: 1 hour 50 minutes (including interval). 11:30am matinees will not have an interval.
Age restrictions: Children under 5 will not be admitted. All audiences member must have a ticket, regardless of age.
Special notice: Anyone who includes a trip to the theatre amongst their Christmas traditions will want to secure tickets for A Christmas Carol. The sumptuous, joyful adaptation with music from Disney legend Alan Menken is a warming story with a wide appeal.