A Christmas Carol
4 December 2013 - 5 January 2014
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Mike Ockrent & Lynn Ahrens
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Original Choreography by Susan Stroman
Originally Directed by Mike Ockrent
Originally presented by Radio City Entertainment at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden
Presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York
‘this is everything you could want from a musical version of A Christmas Carol – innovative, entertaining and packed full of vibrant melodies’
– The Stage
‘a wonderful performance that will fill you with jolly Christmas cheer’
– Everything Theatre
‘if you only see one version this year, see this scrumptious merry-full festive feast at the Tabard Theatre’
– UK Theatre Web
Following the success of previous family shows (Stig of the Dump, Famous Five, Cinderella) the Tabard Theatre brings you the UK premiere of Ahren’s and Menken’s musical version of A Christmas Carol.
Hard-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge discovers the true spirit of Christmas during one unforgettable night in Victorian London. Visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Christmas Yet To Come, Scrooge is taken on a fantastical journey during which he is forced to confront the choices he has made and the lives he has affected.
Alan Menken is renowned for his film scores for Walt Disney Studios with Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Little Mermaid. For the theatre he has written Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act and most recently Newsies in 2012 which won the Tony Award for Best Original Score. Lynn Ahrens is an award winning lyricist whose notable collaborations include Seussical, Lucky Stiff and Ragtime.
A Christmas Carol was performed annually at the Paramount Theatre in Madison Square Garden from 1994 until 2003. In 2004, the production was adapted for television for NBC featuring Kelsey Grammer as Ebenezer Scrooge.
The Tabard Theatre has secured the rights to be the first in the UK to produce the show.
This uplifting musical of the hard-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge who is visited by three ghosts is sure to provide a festive evening of entertainment for the whole family.