The Curve to put on their biggest musical ever

By Simon Sansome

Leicester Curve theatre is putting on its biggest musical ever this Christmas with Charles Dickens’ ‘Scrooge’ an adaptation of the classic A Christmas Carol.

scrooge the musical poster

The musical will be showing from the 18th November to the 7th January. The Curve press office has released a full cast list.

Jasper Britton will be playing the lead role Scrooge. Jasper is no stranger to the Curve following his appearance in last season’s ‘What the Butler Saw’.

Jasper is supported by Karen Mann who will play Scrooge’s business partner Marley. Karen Mann has appeared in productions including Sister Act and The Witches.

In a joint statement, Curve Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster said: “Dickens’ astonishing hymn to humanity and the transformative power of charity over capitalism seems more relevant than ever.

“We are honoured to be working with a first-rate company to bring Leslie Bricusse’s brilliant musical adaptation of this timeless story to life. We are thrilled the incomparable Jasper Britton will lead this astonishing company, many returning to Curve having worked with us before.

“Audiences are in for a festive treat like no other, warming hearts and bringing joy.”

Scrooge is based on Charles Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’, a story about a man living in Victorian England who is selfish and cold hearted, who on the eve of Christmas is visited by three ghosts to get him to change his ways. There have been many film adaptations of the much-loved story including the Muppets’ Christmas Carol and the seasonal favourite Scrooge starring former Ghostbuster Bill Murray.

Fans will be able to see the lovable classic characters, Mr Cratchett, Tiny Tim Jacob Marley, the ghosts and the grumpy Ebenzer Scrooge from the 18th November.

To book tickets to Scrooge the musical visit the Curve website: http://www.curveonline.co.uk/whats-on/shows/scrooge-the-musical/ or call the Ticket Office on 0116 242 3595

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