It just ain’t Christmas without A Christmas Carol. And, luckily for us, A Christmas Carol is all over London this year! From Simon Callow’s intimate telling at the Arts Theatre, to The Old Vic‘s joyous and imaginative revival, Dickens’ seminal story exists on stage in many shapes and forms, each as delightfully heart-warming as the last.
But they’re not all plays: London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s A Christmas Carol sees the magical tale get the full Broadway treatment, courtesy of brilliant songwriters Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent. The production has enjoyed two smash-hit runs at the Lyceum Theatre prior to this year, and is back with an all-star West End cast which includes the likes of Griff Rhys Jones (as Ebenezer Scrooge), Lucie Jones, David Hunter, Miriam-Teak Lee, Cedric Neal, Jeremy Secomb, Caroline Sheen, and many more. “Bah, humbug”s be gone!
We took a look into the rehearsal room to find out how things are going in the run up to the first concert on Monday (10 December).
LMTO’s A Christmas Carol plays at 7.30pm on 10 and 17 December, with a matinee performance at 4pm on 17th December too. Tickets are available via the Lyceum Theatre’s website.
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.