For one night only, leading West End venue the Adelphi Theatre will host a new musical to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London.

Written by Robert J. Sherman, Bumblescratch is a sung-through musical set in London during the Great Plague of 1665 and the Great Fire that tore through the East End the following year. Told from the point of view of Melbourne Bumblescratch, a salacious, deranged plague rat, Bumblescratch is a special love story between a mad rat and the great city of London.

This performance is in aid of Variety, the Children’s Charity, and is part of commemorations for the 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire of London, which raged in the East End for four days from 2 to 5 September 1666.


Book your tickets for Bumblescratch at The Adelphi Theatre today.

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Book, Music and Lyrics by Robert J. Sherman
Stewart Nicholls
Songs by:
Robert J. Sherman
David W. Kidd
Andy Johnson
Gabiella Slade
Stewart Nicholls
Gabiella Slade
Cast list:
Darren Day, Michael Xavier, Jessica Martin
Other info:
Musical direction by Tom Kelly

Adelphi Theatre

409-412 Strand, London, WC2R 0NS
Nearest tube:
Charing Cross

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