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Scrooge - the Musical archiveA musical version of Dickens' most adapted, performed and loved story - the tale of Ebenezer Scrooges journey from ordinary young man to cruel skinflint and his redemption by the three spirits of Christmas. The ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future show him the futility of his ways.
Performers Shane Richie (Scrooge), James Earl Adair (Jacob Marley), Sheri Copeland (Christmas Past), Sarah Ford (Mrs Fezziwig), Julia Nagle (Mrs Cratchit), Robyn North (Helen / Isabel), Tony Stansfield (Mr Jollygoode), Kara Lane (Chestnut Seller), James Bisp (Topper), Geoff Abbott (Bob Cratchit), Anthony Stuart Lloyd (Christmas Present), Bryan Kennedy (Mr Fezziwig), Ben Wheeler (Tom Jenkins), Aidan Bell (Mr Pringle), Nathan Hunter (Dick / Wine Merchant), Stephen Weller (Harry / Ebenezer), Sophie Caton (Miss Dilber / Mary), Alison Guill (Beggar Woman), Keiron Harris (Butcher).
Music Leslie Bricusse. Lyrics Leslie Bricusse. Producer Bill Kenwright. Author Leslie Bricusse. Director Bob Tomson. Illusionist Paul Kieve. Design Paul Farnsworth. Lighting Nick Richings. Sound Mick Potter. Choreographer Lisa Kent.

Scrooge - the Musical

Scrooge - the Musical (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T0369684130. Details of all Scrooge - the Musical archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01551297362

Archive Listings

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23 Jan 06
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6 Dec 05
21 Jan 06
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City of Bristol
28 Nov 05
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Alexandra Theatre
West Midlands
15 Nov 05
26 Nov 05
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User Reviews

USER (09Feb06): excellent show..loved every minute high lightfor me was my little boy playing tiny tim
USER (29Nov05): Shane Richie in “Scrooge” Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, Monday 28 November 2005 Book, music & lyrics by Leslie Bricusse Based on “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens Christmas came early to the Alex last night, not only did it snow in the afternoon but it was the opening of the festive favourite “Scrooge” starring Shane Richie. Whilst well known to many for his long running character Alfie Moon in the BBC soap “EastEnders” Shane has an impressive musical theatre background having starred in “Grease” and “Boogie Nights”. It came as no surprise to me that he was superb as Ebenezer Scrooge and the audience loved his portrayal of the old miser from the minute he walked on stage. The show scores highly both visually and musically, the entrance of the ghostly Jacob Marley played by James Earl Adair is frightening as is the appearance of the five phantoms who join him to sing “Make the most of this world” and this sets the scene for the visitations of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. Sheri Copeland was delightful and gently reflective as Christmas Past. The happy musical and dance number “December the Twenty-Fifth” set at Mr & Mrs Fezziwigs Christmas party contrasts perfectly with the miser’s view of Christmas and shows off the company at its best. The larger than life Ghost of Christmas Present was played commandingly by Anthony Stuart Lloyd whose robes were dazzling. The song “I Like Life” was uplifting with its “Milk of Human Kindness” and makes for a colourful and spectacular close to Act 1. Act 2 opens with a rousing overture and the fast moving show includes both sentimental songs such as Tiny Tim’s “The Beautiful Day” and the joyous “The Minister’s Cat” which again shows off the cast at its best. But the standout was “I’ll Begin Again” delivered by a repentant Scrooge having been visited by the gigantic and daunting Ghost of Christmas Yet to come, played by Chris Gosling. Director Bob Tomson gets the very best out of his talented cast and they work so well together. The children and students from Stagecoach Theatre Arts, Solihull and Sutton Coldfield are a joy. The choreography is excellent with sparkling routines. The illusions in the show come from Paul Kieve the man behind the magical effects in the new Harry Potter film. The sets designed by Paul Farnsworth are excellent and conjure up Victorian England with its markets, street vendors, ladies, gentlemen, urchins, poverty and wealth. Musical director David Steadman and his musicians bring to life Leslie Bricusse’s score wonderfully. All in all a great night out and one in which Shane Richie shows why he is one of the best musical theatre stars around. The show runs until Saturday 3 December 2005 so don’t miss it! Clive Fuller

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