Star cast announced for A Christmas Carol musical at Dominion Theatre
Performers include Lucie Jones, Cedric Neal and Matt Willis.
UPDATE: The full cast was announced on 26 November.
Following the news that Brian Conley will play Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, an all-star cast has been confirmed for the production. They’ll perform in the Christmassy musical at the Dominion Theatre, with performances from 7 December to 2 Jan. 2021.
Best known for playing Lauren Branning in BBC’s Eastenders, Jacqueline Jossa will make her West End debut as Emily/Ghost of Christmas Future. She’ll be joined by Busted’s Matt Jay-Willis as Bob Cratchit, whose West End credits include Orin in Little Shop of Horrors and Fiyero in Wicked.
Previously playing Jenna in Waitress, Lucie Jones will play The Ghost of Christmas Past, with Songs For A New World’s Cedric Neal as The Ghost of Christmas Present. Martyn Ellis and Sandra Marvin will play Mr and Mrs Fezziwig respectively, with Jeremy Secomb as Jacob Marley, Rebecca Lock as Mrs Cratchit and Sam Oladeinde as Fred Anderson/Young Scrooge.
Brian Conley will lead the cast as Scrooge, recently starring in 9 to 5 as Franklin Hart. Jr. He’ll be joined by an orchestra and an ensemble of over 50.
The full adult cast is completed by Simbi Akande, Will Arundell, Nicole-Lily Baisden, Lizzie Bea, Joshua Gannon, James Gant, Shirley Jameson, Kurt Kansley, Alex Lodge, Matthew McDonald, Minal Patel, Jemma Revell, Rebecca Ridout and Lee Van Geleen. William Barker, Osian Salter and Brodie Edwards will share the role of Tiny Tim. The childrens' cast is completed by Victoria Alsina, Delilah Bennett-Cardy, Asanda Abbie Masike, Charlie Mclellan, Nicholas Parris, Gabriel Payne, Angelica-Pearl Scott, Sasha Watson-Lobo and Katherine Wilson.
Written by Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent, this musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol sees Ebenezer Scrooge joined by a series of ghosts as they help him find his Christmas spirit. The production has previously been staged in London, including a three-year run at the Lyceum Theatre.
A Christmas Carol tickets are available now.
Photo credit: Cast of A Christmas Carol (Photo courtesy of Storyhouse PR)