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London Musical Theatre Orchestra: A Christmas Carol casting news

Glenn Carter
Glenn Carter

London Musical Theatre Orchestra have announced the full casting for the 2017 production of their spectacular concert version of A Christmas Carol, which returns by overwhelming popular demand to the Lyceum Theatre in London after a five-star sell-out performance last year, with two performances of the festive favourite at 7.30pm on 11th and 18th December. Tickets are on sale now.

Now confirmed to star alongside previous names announced are: Olivier Award nominee Sophie-Louise Dann (Lend Me A Tenor / Made In Dagenham / Bend It Like Beckham The Musical / The Girls) as Mrs Fezziwig, Glenn Carter (Jersey Boys / Jesus Christ Superstar) as Marley, Nicholas Colicos (Kiss Me Kate / Mamma Mia! / The Producers) as Mr Fezziwig, Rebecca Lock (Mary Poppins / Mamma Mia!) as Mrs Cratchit and new-comer Cameron Potts as Fred Anderson / Young Scrooge.

Alongside the newly announced cast members, multi-award-winning stage and screen actor Robert Lindsay (Citizen Smith / My Family / Wimbledon / Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) returns to the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. Robert will be joined by Lucie Jones (2017 UK Eurovision entrant / Les Misérables / We Will Rock You) as Emily / the Ghost of Christmas Future, Hugh Maynard (The Lion King / Miss Saigon) as the Ghost of Christmas Present, Gemma Sutton (Gypsy / The Go-Between) as the Ghost of Christmas Past and Olivier-nominee Michael Xavier (Prince of Broadway / Into The Woods / Sunset Boulevard) as Bob Cratchit.

The concert includes the LMTO Chorus comprising of Paul Bradshaw, Christopher Cameron, Lucy Carne, Elissa Churchill, Beth Clarence, Rhiannon Doyle, David Fearn, Owen Gardiner, Austin Garrett, Barry Keenan, Laura Messin, Terri O’Ryan, Rebecca Ridout, Tim Southgate, Charlotte Vaughan and David Zachary.

A Christmas Carol filmCharles Dickens’ classic novel gets the full Broadway treatment by the award-winning team of Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast / The Little Mermaid / Aladdin), Lynn Ahrens (Anastasia / Ragtime / Seussical) and Mike Ockrent (Crazy For You / Me and My Girl). This joyous musical extravaganza ran every Christmas for ten years at New York’s Madison Square Garden, where The New York Times called it “a tonic for adults, and for children a transfixing journey”.

The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is conducted by founder Freddie Tapner, who said: “We’re delighted to announce our full cast today. I’m particularly excited that real-life husband and wife, Nicholas Colicos and Sophie-Louise Dann, will play Dickens’ famous married couple, Mr and Mrs Fezziwig. In total, there will be a company of over 60 performing this gorgeous Alan Menken score on the Lyceum Theatre stage. I can’t wait for our audience to hear the show – just three weeks to go!”

Conductor: Freddie Tapner
Director: Shaun Kerrison
Sound Designer: Nick Lidster for Autograph
Lighting Designer: Mike Robertson

Listings Information:
Dates: 11th and 18th December 2017
Show: London Musical Theatre Orchestra: A Christmas Carol
Venue: Lyceum Theatre
Address: 21 Wellington Street, London WC2E 7RQ
Time: 7.30pm (2 hrs – including 20-minute interval)

A Christmas Carol [DVD]
Patrick Stewart (Actor),‎ Richard E. Grant (Actor),‎ David Hugh Jones (Director)
In just one night, he’s seen his past, his present and his future…and they’ve all come back to haunt him.

It’s Christmas Eve 1843, and Ebenezer Scrooge (Patrick Stewart) has just buried his long-time friend and business partner, Jacob Marley. Understandably, Scrooge is in a melancholy mood as he returns to work. Seven years later, Scrooge’s bad mood has become a perpetual state of mind. His loyal, but meek clerk, Bob Cratchit (Richard E. Grant), is the constant target of Scrooge’s cruelty and bitterness. Scrooge’ s nephew, Fred Bowley, spreads Christmas cheer, but all his uncle can say is ‘Bah! Humbug!’

Scrooge finds himself alone in his office on Christmas Eve. He hears the rattling of chains and sees before him, the ghost of Jacob Marley. Marley warns Scrooge that the suffering he causes others, he will have to repay – even in death, and warns him that there’s only one chance to escape that fate. He also informs Scrooge that three spirits will visit him and he is to obey them in order to redeem himself.

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