Robert Lindsay and Alex Gaumond to Reunite in London Debut of A CHRISTMAS CAROL

The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the addition of Alex Gaumond to their much anticipated Christmas concert; the hit Broadway musical, 'A Christmas Carol,' with Robert Lindsay taking on the lead role of Scrooge, and Alex Gaumond playing Bob Cratchit.

Gaumond played on the role of Freddy Benson in the hit West End production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels The Musical from November 2014 until the end of the run in March 2015 alongside Robert Lindsay and the duo are delighted to be reunited once more on the West End Stage:

Alex Gaumond says: "I had a huge amount of fun working with Robert in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels two years ago and I can't wait to do it again in this exciting UK premiere of A Christmas Carol. I look forward to hearing Alan Menken's music soar with a full orchestra."

Robert Lindsay says:"Having worked on Alan Menken's brilliant Galavant for ABC last year and having been such a fan for so many years, I'm really excited about the opportunity of working with him again on A Christmas Carol. It'll also be a lot of fun to be with my fellow scoundrel, Alex Gaumond"

The duo will be playing alongside a star-studded cast including Carrie Hope Fletcher and Giovanna Fletcher.

Also joining the cast is West End star Gina Murray who will play Mrs Fezziwig.

Cast announced so far:

SCROOGE: Robert Lindsay - BAFTA, Tony and three-time Olivier Award winning actor of stage and screen. Theatre credits include OLIVER! (London Palladium); Cyrano De Bergerac (Theatre Royal, Haymarket) Becket Winner of Variety Club Best Theatre Actor, Nominated for Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor; Me And My Girl Winner of Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Musical, Winner of Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical (Adelphi Theatre). Dirty Rotten Scoundrels The Musical (Savoy Theatre). Television credits include SPY Series 1 &2 (Hat Trick/Sky); MY FAMILY 9 Series BAFE Nomination for Best Comedy Performance, 2001 and Citizen Smith (BBC).

Fred Anderson: John Addison: Henry The Go-Between (Shaftesbury Apollo), The Pilot The Little Prince (Chimera Productions), Fred A Christmas Carol (Blackpool Winter Gardens), Mr Erlanson A Little Night Music (Menier Chocolate Factory & Garrick Theatre).

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST: Madalena Alberto - Jeff Wayne's The War Of The Worlds (Dominion); CATS (London Palladium); Eva Peron in Evita (Dominion and UK Tour).

Jacob Marley: Norman Bowman

Norman is currently appearing in London production of Murder Ballad at the Arts Theatre alongside Kerry Ellis, Ramin Karimloo and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt his Theatre Credits includes Marius in Les Miserables (West End & UK Tour); Frederick in Pirates of Penzance with Paul Nicholas (UK Tour)

EMILY: Carrie Hope Fletcher Carrie will soon be appearing as Wednesday Addams in the much anticipated UK premiere production of The Addams Family Musical (UK Tour) other credits include Eponine in Les Miserables Dubai (Cameron Mackintosh), Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Music and Lyrics) Eponine in Les Miserables (Cameron Mackintosh).

MRS CRATCHIT: Giovanna Fletcher: Actress, blogger and prominent figure within the Youtube community with over 160,000 subscribers and 12 million views. She appeared in Michael Grandage's IVANOV (Donmar Warehouse) and trained at Rose Bruford. Previously Giovanna fronted a weekly segment on ITV's Lorraine called Take 5 and returns this year to host a segment on motherhood. She is a regular contributor for Asda's monthly 'Good Living' magazine, Mother and Baby as well as having a blog on Hello! Magazine. This will be Giovanna's professional concert debut.

BOB CRATCHIT: Alex Gaumond: The Trial of Jane Fonda (Park Theatre); Into the Woods; (Manchester Royal Exchange); Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Regent's Park Open Air); Shakespeare's Birthday Bash (RSC); Sweeny Todd (ENO); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Savoy); Matilda (RSC); Top Hat (Aldwych); Legally Blonde (Savoy, original cast, Olivier Awards and Whatsonstage nomination for best actor in a musical). Dirty Rotten Scoundrels The Musical (Savoy Theatre)

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT: Hugh Maynard : Title role in Sweeney Todd (Derby and Colchester); John in Miss Saigon (Prince Edward Theatre); Simon Zealotes in Jesus Christ Superstar.

MRS FEZZIWIG: Gina Murray Mama Morton in Chicago (UK Tour, Cambridge Theatre, China Tour); The Full Monty (Prince of Wales Theatre); FAME (Cambridge Theatre).

MR FEZZIWIG: Peter Polycarpou Thernardier in Les Miserables (Dubai), Sheik Anda in Ross (Chichester Festival Theatre), Scenes From 68 Scenes (Arcola Theatre), Khalid in The Choir (Glasgow Citizens Theatre), Buddy in Follies In Concert (Royal Albert Hall).

Other roles in the production will be played by members of the LMTO chorus, including: Davina Barron, Paul Bradshaw, Lucy Carne, Maeve Curry, Jessica Duncan, Barry Keenan, Matt McDonald, Chris McGuigan, Terri O'Ryan, Amy Perry, Rebecca Ridout, Alex Ryland Jones, Oliver Stanley and Lizzie Wofford.

The concert will take place on 19th December at the Lyceum Theatre.

After decade-long success at New York's Paramount Theatre in Madison Square Garden, A Christmas Carol comes to the London stage in glorious concert format for the very first time backed by the 32-strong London Musical Theatre Orchestra and performed by a star-studded West End cast.

This spectacular musical adaptation of one of Charles Dickens' most famous stories gets the full Broadway treatment by the Broadway team of Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Little Mermaid), Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical) and Mike Ockrent (Crazy For You, Me and My Girl). Called by The New York Times "a tonic for adults, and for children a transfixing journey," A Christmas Carol is the warm-hearted kick-start to the Christmas week for all the family.

In keeping with the long term aim of the LMTO, the fully orchestrated concert aims to not only make orchestral performances accessible to brand new audiences, but also to bring the exciting repertoire of musical theatre to a more classical audience.

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