Griff Rhys Jones, Lucie Jones, And More Will Lead London Musical Theatre Orchestra's Concert Version Of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
London Musical Theatre Orchestra are proud to announce the full cast of the 2018 production of their spectacular concert version of A Christmas Carol adapted by Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent from the original story by Charles Dickens.
The concert returns to The Lyceum Theatre for a third year following overwhelming popular demand on 10th and 17th December after last year's five-star sell out performances. 2018 also marks celebration of the 175th anniversary of the publication of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
Joining Griff Rhys Jones as Ebenezer Scrooge, will be Lucie Jones (Legally Blonde / Eurovision 2017) as Emily / The Ghost of Christmas Future, Rosemary Ashe (The Witches of Eastwick / The Phantom of the Opera) as Mrs Fezziwig, Nicolas Colicos (The Producers / The Bodyguard) as Mr Fezziwig, David Hunter (Kinky Boots / Once) as Bob Cratchit, Miriam-Teak Lee (Hamilton / On The Town) as The Ghost of Christmas Past, Cedric Neal (Chess / Motown) as The Ghost of Christmas Present, Jeremy Secomb (Les Misérables / Sweeney Todd) as Marley, Caroline Sheen as (Mary Poppins / Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) as Mrs Cratchit and Jon Tarcy (Titus Andronicus / The Sound of Music Live) as Fred Anderson.
A Christmas Carol, will be performed at 7.30pm on Monday 10th December and Monday 17th December, with a matinee performance at 4pm on Monday 17th December.
Speaking about taking on the role of Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, Griff Rhys Jones said: "I'm delighted to be getting to play my hero, Scrooge. I have based a lot of my current life choices on him. Dickens made a huge impact on our whole idea of Christmas with his little book, "A Christmas Carol". It has justly been a favourite ever since and this is a brilliant and moving musical version. I am working alongside a talented and enthusiastic group of performers and musicians who make up the London Musical Theatre Orchestra. I'm very much looking forward to going on that uplifting journey that Scrooge takes on that fateful Christmas Eve and hope people will enjoy the concert as much as we will enjoy performing it."
The performance of A Christmas Carol by London Musical Theatre Orchestra at 7.30pm on Monday 10th December will be in aide of The King's College Hospital Trust Haematology Campaign to mark the launch of a major fund-raising campaign to build a new Haematology Centre for research and clinical treatment at King's College, London.
A spokesperson for The King's College Hospital Trust Haematology Campaign said: "We are delighted that the performance on 10 December will be in support of the important work taking place at King's College London and King's Health Partners where researchers and clinicians are leading ground-breaking global research and care into life limiting blood conditions, such as leukaemia, haemophilia and sickle cell disease."
Shaun Kerrison returns to direct this hit production, with sound design by Nick Lidster and Avgoustos Psillas and lighting design by Mike Robertson. The concert is executive produced by Clive Chenery for LMTO and general managed by Peter Huntley for Smart Entertainment.
LMTO's 2018 concert version of A Christmas Carol follows their triumphant performances of Howard Goodall's Girlfriends at The Bishopsgate Institute, Lerner & Loewe's Camelot at the London Palladium and Martin Smith's King at The Hackney Empire earlier this year, as well as Mack and Mabel at The Hackney Empire, Bernstein's Candide In Concert at Cadogan Hall in 2017 and a sell-out five-star 2016 season.