NEWS: All-star cast announced for must-see West End musical this Christmas

November 9, 2020
NEWS: All-star cast announced for must-see West End musical this Christmas

Further casting has been announced for the new, musical staged concert of Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent’s A Christmas Carol, which is set to play a strictly limited season at London’s Dominion Theatre. Performances run from Monday 7 December 2020 to Saturday 2 January 2021.

I’m A Celebrity 2019 winner Jacqueline Jossa makes her West End debut as Emily/Ghost of Christmas Future, alongside Busted star Matt Jay-Willis as Bob Cratchit, who previously starred in Wicked and Little Shop of Horrors in the West End.

Also joining previously announced Brian Conley is Lucie Jones (Waitress, Rent, The X-Factor finalist), who will play The Ghost of Christmas Past, Sandra Marvin (Emmerdale,Waitress) who will be Mrs Fezziwig and Martyn Ellis (My Fair Lady, One Man, Two Guvnors) who will play her husband Mr Fezziwig.

 Cedric Neal (The Voice, Motown The Musical, Back To The Future The Musical) will be The Ghost of Christmas Present, Jeremy Secomb (The Phantom of the Opera, Jerry Springer: The Opera) takes the role of Jacob Marley, Rebecca Lock (Heathers, Curtains) will play Mrs Cratchit and Sam Oladeinde (HamiltonThe Book of Mormon) will be Fred Anderson/Young Scrooge.

The staged concert will star TV comedy legend and West End star Brian Conley (9 to 5Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Hairspray) as the iconic Ebenezer Scrooge, who will be joined on stage by an orchestra and cast of over 50. 

The musical brings Dickens’ timeless fable to glorious life: telling the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a mean-spirited miser who does not believe in the power of Christmas. But on a Christmas Eve filled with memorable characters, spectacular songs, ghostly apparitions and journeys to the past, present and future, Scrooge acknowledges his mistakes and discovers the joy of redemption. With a sparkling Broadway score played by the London Musical Theatre Orchestra, an all-star cast and a touch of festive magic, A Christmas Carol at the Dominion is the must-see West End production this December.                                            

The creative team is led by director Shaun Kerrison, who has helmed several previous concert productions for LMTO (A Christmas CarolMack and MabelCandide) as well as BBC Proms My Fair Lady and Kiss Me, Kate, with Freddie Tapner (founder of LMTO) as Musical Director. Sound Design is by Nick Lidster for Autograph (Jesus Christ SuperstarThe Band), Design is by Dora Schweitzer (The Wipers Times), Musical Staging is by Tim Jackson (Merrily We Roll AlongThe Season), Lighting Design is by Mike Robertson (Sunday in the Park with George), Projection Design is by George Reeve (Six Broadway, Rogers and Hammersteins’s Cinderella) and Casting is by Jim Arnold CDG (WickedThe Prince of Egypt).

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