SCROOGE – THE MUSICAL
Grand Opera House, York
Pick Me Up’s big winter show of 2019 at the Grand Opera House, York, is a real festive treat – Leslie Bricusse’s Scrooge The Musical.
It’s based on Charles Dickens’ classic tale of bitter old miser Ebeneezer Scrooge and the night he's visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet To Come.
Bricusse first adapted A Christmas Carol for the 1970 film musical Scrooge! starring Albert Finney. He was nominated for an Academy Award for the film’s score and for the song Thank You Very Much.
He turned Scrooge into a stage musical in 1992, with his song-writing partner Anthony Newley playing the title character. Bricusse and Newley’s collaborations include the musicals Stop The World – I Want To Get Off, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and The Roar of the Greasepaint — the Smell of the Crowd.
Mark Hird (whose previous Pick Me Up roles include Captain Mainwaring in Dad’s Army, Colonel Pickering in My Fair Lady and Uncle Fester in The Addams Family) plays Scrooge, Rory Mulvihill (Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, Sergeant Wilson in Dad’s Army and Captain Teri Dennis in Privates on Parade) is the jolly Ghost of Christmas Present, and Alan Park (Albin Grau, Carl Laemmle Jr and Anthony Hinds in Monster Makers) plays Scrooge’s long-suffering clerk Bob Cratchit.
The show is directed by Robert Readman, choreography is by Iain Harvey, and the musical director is Sam Johnson.
26 Nov - 1 Dec 2019
Book, music and lyrics by
Iain Harvey, Robert Readman
Harry Scrooge's Nephew/Bissett the Butcher
Ghost of Christmas Past
Ghost of Christmas Present
Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come/Miss Dilber/Mrs Fezziwig
Mr Pringle The Toy Shop Owner/Phantom
Mrs Ethel Cratchit
Guy Wilson, Jack Hambleton
Hugo Hearty/Mr Fezziwig
Punch and Judy Man/Phantom/Topper
Mr Carstairs/Phantom/Dick Wilkins
Sonia Di Lorenzo
Beggar Woman/Mrs Pringle
Scrooge as a boy