After the success of previous family shows (Stig of the Dump, Famous Five, Cinderella) the Tabard Theatre brings you the UK premiere of Ahren’s and Menken’s musical version of A Christmas Carol.
Hard-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge discovers the real spirit of Christmas during one unforgettable night in Victorian London, when he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Christmas Yet To Come, as he is taken on a fantastical journey during which he is forced to confront the choices he has made and the lives he has affected.
Alan Menken is notable for his film scores for Walt Disney Studios with Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Little Mermaid. With theatre he has written Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act and more recently Newsies in 2012 which won the Tony Award for Best Original Score. Award winning lyricist Lynn Ahrens’ notable collaborations include Lucky Stiff, Ragtime and Seussical.
A Christmas Carol was performed annually at the Paramount Theatre in Madison Square Garden from 1994 each year until 2003. 2004 saw the production being adapted for television for NBC featuring Kelsey Grammer as Ebenezer Scrooge.
The Tabard Theatre has gained the rights to be the first in the UK to produce the show.
Make sure you get along to see this uplifting musical about the hard-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge who is visited by three ghosts is sure to provide a festive evening of entertainment for the whole family.
Andrew McBean – Scrooge, Jacob Cook – Bob Cratchit, Molly Walsh – Mrs Cratchit, Paul Toulson – Tiny Tim, Lucy Edge – Martha Cratchit, Jaymes Sygrove – Marley, Grace Osbourn – Ghost of Christmas Past/Emily, Anthony Illot – Ghost of Christmas Present/Fred, Elizabeth Bright – Ghost of Christmas Future/Blind Old Hag, Matt Parsons – Young Ebenezer/Mr Smythe, Anthony Williamson – Mr Fezziwig, Lydia Grant – Mrs Fezziwig
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Mike Ockrent & Lynn Ahrens
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Original Choreography by Susan Stroman
Originally Directed by Mike Ockrent
Originally presented by Radio City Entertainment at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden
Presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York
Running time approximately 2 hours including a 15 minute interval
Show suitable for 6 years and older
Running from 4th December to 5th January 2014
Book tickets and further details http://www.tabardweb.co.uk
Monday 18th November 2013