We're feeling more festive at the very thought of it! Just in time for the holidays, American musical ANOTHER NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS gets its UK premiere at the Bridge House Theatre in Penge, south London - with a quartet of West End #StageFaves taking part: George Maguire, Rachael Wooding, Rachel Tucker and Oliver Tompsett...
The West End is coming to Bridge House Theatre this Christmas with the UK premiere of the festive American musical Another Night Before Christmas. Olivier Award winner George Maguire (Dave Davies in Sunny Afternoon, Marc Bolan in 20th Century Boy) and fellow West End star Rachael Wooding (Scaramouche in We Will Rock You, Eva Peron in Evita, and Britain’s Got Talent 2016), star in the show, which will run from Monday 28 November to Friday 23 December 2016, with press nights on 29 and 30 November.
Bridge House’s own co-founder and star of Wicked Rachel Tucker (Elphaba on Broadway and currently in the West End’s 10th anniversary cast), along with Oliver Tompsett (Wicked, We Will Rock You) will sprinkle additional West End star power magic on the show by providing voiceovers.
Another Night Before Christmas is directed by Guy Retallack and produced by Bridge House Productions SE20 and Climar Productions and follows their previous productions of It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol … More or Less and the award-winning Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story.
It’s Christmas Eve and for Karol, a 30-something, overworked and underpaid social worker, the Festive Season can’t be over soon enough! To her, this time of year is full of over-indulgence, over priced everything and unfulfilled hopes and wishes. Walking home from her office party she meets a scraggly-bearded ‘homeless’ man to whom she gives her bag of leftover office party food. Thinking nothing more of it, she settles in for her ‘non’ Christmas Eve for one – a truly peaceful and silent night. However like the best laid plans they are rudely interrupted when the man from earlier appears in her flat . But who is he, a half-crazed burglar as she believes? Or could Santa Claus really have come to town?
Another Night Before Christmas has book and lyrics by Sean Grennan and music by Leah Okimoto.