About the showAfter 10 years delighting audiences at New York’s Madison Square Garden, a semi-staged production of Alan Menken and Lynne Ahrens’ A Christmas Carol transfers to the London Coliseum in collaboration with the English National Opera.
Based on Charles Dickens’ frosty festive classic, A Christmas Carol follows the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge, a tight-fisted businessman with little sympathy for his employees and a loathing of the festive season. But when he is visited by three ghosts and shown visions of the past, present and future, Scrooge’s heart begins to thaw.
The original production of A Christmas Carol played in New York every December between 1994 and 2003. In London, this new concert version will feature over 100 on-stage performers including the English National Opera Orchestra and London Musical Theatre Orchestra.
Casting for the show is to be confirmed.
The musical boasts a fantastic creative team, with a book by Mike Ockrent (Me and My Girl), music by Disney legend Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid; Aladdin), lyrics by Lynne Ahrens (Anastasia) and choreography by Susan Stroman (The Producers).
A Christmas Carol at the London Coliseum is set to be a warming addition to the festive calendar. It plays for a limited run from 1 December 2020.
Who Should See It?Anyone who enjoys a Christmas show with their families should add tickets to A Christmas Carol to their list for 2020.