Dolly Parton’s musical stage adaptation of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol will open at the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall this Christmas.
Reimagined as Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol the show is set in 1930s East Tennessee with Ebenezer Scrooge cast as the owner of a mining company town in the smokey mountains. Dickens timeless story has been adapted by David H. Bell, Paul T. Couch and Curt Wollan with the musical featuring a book by David H Bell and music & lyrics by the Queen of Country music Dolly Parton.
Dickens’s classic characters and Parton’s heart-felt songs beautifully reimagine this much loved story in a whole new light.
Dolly Parton said today “Bringing our reimagined Charles Dickens classic to London feels like a homecoming. My songs weave the music of my beautiful Smoky Mountains into this timeless Christmas story, and I can’t wait for London audiences to hear them as we tell that story, set in a place that is truly special to me.”
Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol – A New Musical will run from 8 December 2022 to 8 January 2023 at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. Tickets on sale soon.