Written by the multi-award winning team of Alan Menken (Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast), Lynn Ahrens (Anastasia, Ragtime) and Mike Ockrent (Me and My Girl, Crazy for You), the 1994 stage musical of Charles Dickens classic tale will run for 41 performances from 7 December 2020.
Taken on a magical journey by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, will the cold-hearted miser Scrooge change his ways before it’s too late.
The socially distanced production will feature a cast of over 50 performers on stage including the 24-piece London Musical Theatre Orchestra, with additional starry cast members to be announced.
Covid safety measures and social distancing will be in place front of house, on stage, backstage and throughout the barn-like Dominion Theatre.
Cast, musicians and backstage crew will be tested throughout the run using the FRANKD (Fast, Reliable, Accurate, Nucleic-based Kit for Covid-19 Diagnostic Detection) system, which was successfully implemented in the recent production of Sleepless, The Musical this summer.
The creative team is led by director Shaun Kerrison, with Freddie Tapner as musical director and casting by Jim Arnold.
Dickens much loved tale is regular in the UK with previous productions including Jack Thorne’s adaptation at The Old Vic, Simon Callow’s adaptation, a production starring Jim Broadbent, and the forthcoming adaption by Mark Gatiss.
The production will have a limited run at the Dominion Theatre over Christmas and New Year, with The Prince of Egypt then set to return.
A Christmas Carol will run from 7 December until 2 January 2020 at the Dominion Theatre, London.