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David Hasselhoff to star in Scrooge arena Christmas tour featuring £3,000 cash prize

There will be a cash giveaway at every performance and the show will feature a hologram of Pauline Quirke

David Hasselhoff
David Hasselhoff
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David Hasselhoff will take on the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in a new musical arena tour, Scrooge – The Funny Family Spectacular.

Hasselhoff, who shot to fame through his performances in Baywatch and Knight Rider, will play the iconic miser in the play, which will also feature a hologram of Pauline Quirke as the Ghost of Christmas Past. Quirke will be projected onto a giant 20m by 5m screen.

As well as Quirke, there will be a real horse-drawn carriage, pulled by an "intelligent" 16-hand white Arab stallion horse, as well as a flying four poster bed, a ghost train and over 70 performers from The Pauline Quirke Academy.

The tour opens in Cardiff on 6 December before visiting the Birmingham Resorts World Arena and Nottingham Motorpoint Arena. At every performance there will be a £3,000 cash prize giveaway to one audience member.

Hasselhoff said: "I've dreamt of playing Scrooge for a long time. The great thing about this production is that it's not a panto, it's a fully-fledged Christmas show. It's the Dickens classic with great music on a spectacular scale in huge arenas. But just imagine coming to see the show and then walking away with £3,000 in cash! That's pretty incredible."

Further casting for the show will be announced soon.