London Musical Theatre Orchestra have announced further 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.
Multi award-winning stage and screen actor Robert Lindsay (Citizen Smith / My Family / Wimbledon / Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) returns to the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. He is joined by Lucie Jones (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 / Strictly Ballroom) as the Ghost of Christmas Past and Olivier-nominee Michael Xavier (Prince of Broadway / Into The Woods / Sunset Boulevard) as Bob Cratchit. Further casting will be announced in due course.
Charles 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: “I’m delighted to have Robert and Hugh back with LMTO for this year’s performances of A Christmas Carol. Our audience loved them last year, and I know they will love them again this year. It’s a real treat to welcome Lucie, Gemma and Michael to the LMTO family – I can’t wait to see what they will do with these amazing Alan Menken songs.”