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Scrooge - Grand Theatre Leeds

Published by: GRAHAM CLARK on 21st Nov 2013 | View all blogs by GRAHAM CLARK

This production of Scrooge starring Tommy Steele has had a successful run at the London Palladium and now it is on a national tour.

Scrooge UK Tour

If you like a dramatic musical with great costumes then this is a show for you. Of course with it being in the run up to Christmas it does seem more topical. The Charles Dickens story is well known and Tommy Steele does add a bit of showbiz glamour to the production: he still has bags of youthful energy, he seldom left the stage with him being in nearly every scene.

With the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future to remind Scrooge about the low depths his life had sunk to and how he could change that, it brought a tear to the eye at times. There is a bit of magic in the show too with the ghosts appearing out of nowhere on stage. The ghost of Christmas present is played superbly by James Head who brings a bit of Brian Blessed to the character - a commanding figure full of authority.

Previous Tour Production Image

What a contrast there is in the show with Scrooge turning from a miserable old skinflint at the start of the show to a generous man who helps to pay for Tiny Tim to find  a doctor to cure his  poorly leg and treating the rest of Bob Cratchit's family to the best Christmas dinner they have ever had.

Receiving a standing ovation from the sold out crowd, this is a story that will be enjoyed for generations to come.

Runs until Saturday 7 December 2013.


1 Comment

  • Cameron Lowe
    by Cameron Lowe 4 years ago
    Thanks, Graham. This sounds like great family fun.
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