Scrooge tells Dickens’ story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge who - after a night facing the ghosts of his past, present and his frightening future - is transformed, his Christmas spirit restored. The score includes "I Hate Christmas", "It's Not My Fault", "I'll Begin Again" and "Better Life".
The musical version by Leslie Bricusse - whose other major musicals include Stop the World - I Want to Get Off, Pickwick and Doctor Dolittle - was originally a 1970 film starring Alec Guinness and Albert Finney. The show was famously staged in Birmingham in 1992 when Bricusse's long-time collaborator Anthony Newley took the title role.
Scrooge was last at the Palladium in 2005, again starring Steele, who has played the title role more than any other actor over the years.
Steele’s career also includes over 20 hit singles, Hollywood movie hits such as The Happiest Millionaire and Finian’s Rainbow, and countless stage musicals such as Half a Sixpence, Hans Andersen and Singin’ in the Rain.