Tommy Steele is "Scrooge" at the London Palladium from 20 Oct 2005.

Tommy Steele is "Scrooge" at the London Palladium from 20 Oct 2005.

Scrooge , musical starring Tommy Steele, will open at the London Palladium 8 Nov 2005, following previews from 20 Oct, and booking to 14 Jan 2006.

Tommy Steele pop legend and star of such Hollywood hits as The Happiest Millionaire, Finian’s Rainbow and the legendary Half A Sixpence, returns to the London Palladium – home of some of his greatest triumphs – as Ebenezer Scrooge, in a specially staged Christmas production of the musical. His return to the London Palladium this Christmas will send him into the record books, having headlined more performances (1767) than any other artiste at London’s most famous theatre. He will unveil a plaque in his honour to mark this achievement in the Cinderella Bar Dress Circle.

Tommy Steele has become synonymous with The London Palladium which, over a period of more than four decades, has played host to some of his biggest hits including Hans Andersen, The London Palladium Show, Dick Whittington and, of course, Singin’ In The Rain - which Tommy directed as well as starred in – and which ran for a record breaking 894 performances.

Scrooge has book, music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. Based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

Produced by Bill Kenwright, it is directed by Bob Tomson, designed by Paul Farnsworth, lighting by Nick Richings, choreography by Lisa Kent, Illusions by Paul Kieve, musical director Stuart Pedlar, sound design by Mick Potter.

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