Exclusive: Robert Lindsay, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Giovanna Fletcher to star in A Christmas Carol
The London Musical Theatre Orchestra present Alan Menken's musical in the UK for the first time
The production, which takes place on Monday 19 December, will also see sisters-in-law Carrie Hope Fletcher and Giovanna Fletcher perform alongside each other for the first time, taking on the roles of Emily and Mrs Cratchit respectively.
Both popular vloggers, Carrie's stage credits include Les Miserables and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. It was also announced recently that she will play Wednesday in the UK tour of The Addams Family. Actor and novelist Giovanna will make her professional concert debut in A Christmas Carol.
Further casting includes Madalena Alberto (Evita) as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Hugh Maynard (Miss Saigon) as the Ghost of Christmas Present, Norman Bowman (Murder Ballad) as Jacob Marley, Peter Polycarpou (Les Miserables) as Mr Fezziwig, and John Addison (The Go-Between) as Fred Anderson.
Further casting to be announced.
Based on Charles Dickens' festive classic, A Christmas Carol has music by Alan Menken (Aladdin, The Little Mermaid), lyrics by Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime), and a book by Ahrens and Mike Ockrent. It premiered on stage at Madison Square Garden in 1994 and was performed there annually until 2003.
The production will feature the 32-strong London Musical Theatre Orchestra who made their professional debut with State Fair at Cadogan Hall earlier this month.
A Christmas Carol will play the Lyceum Theatre, London on Monday 19 December 2016.