What the Dickens! Have you seen who's joining Robert Lindsay in LMTO's A Christmas Carol this year?!

01 Dec
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff
The 2017 cast for LMTO's A Christmas Carol

They got us fully into the Christmas spirit(s) last year with an all-star concert staging of Alan Menken's musical version of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Now London Musical Theatre Orchestra are back for two Sundays at the West End's Lyceum Theatre, with a new company of #StageFaves joining Robert Lindsay's Scrooge. Full casting here...

London Musical Theatre Orchestra have announced the full 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 Sundays 11 and 18 December 2017. 

Confirmed to star alongside previous names announced are: Olivier Award nominee Sophie-Louise Dann (Lend Me A Tenor / Made In Dagenham / Bend It Like Beckham The Musical / The Girls) as Mrs Fezziwig, Glenn Carter (Jersey Boys / Jesus Christ Superstar) as Marley, Nicolas Colicos (Kiss Me Kate / Mamma Mia! / The Producers) as Mr Fezziwig, Rebecca Lock (Mary Poppins / Mamma Mia!) as Mrs Cratchit and newcomer Cameron Potts as Fred Anderson / Young Scrooge. 

Alongside the newly announced cast members, multi award-winning stage and screen actor Robert Lindsay (Citizen Smith / My Family / Wimbledon / Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) returns to the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. Robert is joined by Lucie Jones (2017 UK Eurovision entrant / 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) as the Ghost of Christmas Past and Olivier-nominee Michael Xavier (Prince of Broadway / Into The Woods / Sunset Boulevard) as Bob Cratchit.

The concert includes the LMTO Chorus comprising of: Paul Bradshaw, Christopher Cameron, Lucy Carne, Elissa Churchill, Beth Clarence, Rhiannon Doyle, David Fearn, Owen Gardiner, Austin Garrett, Barry Keenan, Laura Messin, Terri O’Ryan, Rebecca Ridout, Tim Southgate, Charlotte Vaughan and David Zachary.   

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:

“We’re delighted to announce our full cast today. I’m particularly excited that real-life husband and wife, Nicolas Colicos and Sophie-Louise Dann, will play Dickens’ famous married couple, Mr and Mrs Fezziwig. In total, there will be a company of over 60 performing this gorgeous Alan Menken score on the Lyceum Theatre stage. I can’t wait for our audience to hear the show!”