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Hosted by queen of the quips Sandi Toksvig and a house band, the show is a joyous mix of music and comedy. It features festive sing-a-longs and, in time-honoured tradition, a re-working of a much-loved period drama in the form of a hilarious romp through Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, written by actress and Fascinating Aida comedienne Dillie Keane. Created by Sandi Toksvig and Southbank Centre Artistic Director Jude Kelly, and directed by Fiona Laird, who directed Stephen Fryâs Cinderella at the Old Vic in 2007 starring Sandi Toksvig, each performance will have the same format, although star guests will vary through the showâs ten-day run.Performers Ronnie Corbett, Peter Firman, Petra Massey, Toby Park, Maria Friedman (Dec 15/16/24), Sarah Connolly (Dec 17), Denise Van Outen (Dec 18), Barb Jungr (Dec 19/23), Clive Rowe (Dec 20), Sharon D Clarke (Dec 21), Frances Ruffelle (Dec 22), Stephen Mangan (Scrooge Dec 15), Nicholas Parsons (Scrooge Dec 16), Fiona Shaw (Scrooge Dec 17), John Humphrys (Scrooge - Dec 18), Roger Lloyd Pack (Scrooge Dec 19), Jon Snow (Scrooge Dec 20), Rob Brydon (Scrooge Dec 21), Tim Pigott-Smith (Scrooge Dec 23), Lionel Blair (Scrooge Dec 24), Sara Kestelman (Cratchits Dec 15/21), Sara Cox (Cratchits Dec 16), Jeremy Hardy (Cratchits Dec 17), Dick and Dom (Cratchits Dec 18), Sue Perkins (Cratchits Dec 22/24), Miriam Margolyes (Cratchits Dec 23).
Conductor Charles Hazlewood. Company Five Guys Named Moe. Company Voicelab (Dec 15/16/23/24). Company London Gay Men's Chorus (Dec 20/21/22). Company Diversity (Dec 17/18/19).
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