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Photo Credit: Brian Conley as Ebenezer Scrooge (Photo by Oliver Rosser)

Brian Conley to play Ebenezer Scrooge in ‘A Christmas Carol’

A musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel will play at the Dominion Theatre.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Brian Conley will star as Ebenezer Scrooge in a musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol, opening in December. The musical concert of Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent's adaptation of Charles Dickens festive tale will run at the Dominion Theatre from 7 December to 2 Jan. 2021.

Conley returns to the West End, recently starring as Franklin Hart Jnr. in 9 to 5 at the Savoy Theatre. Previously, he's starred in Hairspray, Jolson and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. He'll be joined by an orchestra and cast of over 50, with full casting to be announced.

Written by Menken, Ahrens and Ockrent, A Christmas Carol stays true to the original; Ebenezer Scrooge fails to believe in the power of Christmas until he's joined by ghostly apparitions. Acknowledging his mistakes, he discovers the joy of redemption through song.

This adaptation of A Christmas Carol is somewhat of a West End tradition, performed at the Lyceum Theatre from 2016 to 2018. The stage musical ran for a decade at New York's Madison Square Garden, and has been seen by over five million people worldwide.

A Christmas Carol is at the Dominion Theatre from 7 December to 2 Jan. 2021.

Photo Credit: Brian Conley as Ebenezer Scrooge (Photo by Oliver Rosser)

 

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