London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s festive favourite A Christmas Carol returns to the Lyceum Theatre, in a concert version with an all-star West End cast.
The concert returns to The Lyceum Theatre for a third year, following overwhelming popular demand. Joining Griff Rhys Jones as Ebenezer Scrooge are Lucie Jones (the UK’s Eurovision 2017 entrant) as Emily/The Ghost of Christmas Future, Miriam-Teak Lee (Hamilton) as The Ghost of Christmas Past, Rosemary Ashe (The Phantom Of The Opera) as Mrs Fezziwig, and Nicolas Colicos (The Producers) as Mr Fezziwig.
The cast also includes David Hunter (Kinky Boots) as Bob Cratchit, Cedric Neal (Motown The Musical) as The Ghost of Christmas Present, Jeremy Secomb (Les Misérables) as Marley, Caroline Sheen (Mary Poppins) as Mrs Cratchit, and Jon Tarcy (Titus Andronicus) as Fred Anderson.
This telling of Charles Dickens’ famous story is given 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). The 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”.
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.