Curve has revealed the full cast for its Christmas production of the classic British musical Scrooge, based on Charles Dickens’ much-loved novel A Christmas Carol.

Leading the show as Scrooge is Jasper Britton. Jasper’s critically-acclaimed career has included leading roles at the National Theatre and RSC. He recently appeared in Curve’s production of What the Butler Saw.

Karen Mann, whose extensive theatre credits include leading roles in Fiddler on the Roof and Curve’s productions of The Witches and Sister Act, will play the role of Scrooge’s ghostly business partner Marley.

Rising talents Sharan Phull and Nathanael Landskroner will also return to Curve for the Christmas production, having both started their professional careers on the theatre’s stage.

Completing the company this Christmas will be Anton Stephans, Ben Redfern, Bree Smith, Chantel Bellew, Danny-Boy Hatchard, Darren Bennett, Hollie Taylor, Joe Maxwell, Lara Denning, Lauren Stroud, Matthew Caputo, Natalie Woods, Nia Jermin, Rachel Stanley, Sean Lopeman, Sophie Caton and Taylor Walker. The production will open on 23 November, with previews from 18 November, and will run until 7 January.

With music and lyrics from renowned British musical theatre composer, lyricist and playwright Leslie Bricusse, the production features Bricusse’s Oscar nominated score and songs from the 1970 film of the same name.

In a joint comment, Curve Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster said:

“Dickens’ astonishing hymn to humanity and the transformative power of charity over capitalism seems more relevant than ever.

“We are honoured to be working with a first rate company to bring Leslie Bricusse’s brilliant musical adaptation of this timeless story to life. We are thrilled the incomparable Jasper Britton will lead this astonishing company, many returning to Curve having worked with us before.

“Audiences are in for a festive treat like no other, warming hearts and bringing joy.”

Based on Charles Dickens’ much-loved A Christmas Carol, Scrooge is the perfect festive family treat, taking you and Ebenezer Scrooge on a spellbinding journey through Christmas past, present and yet-to-come.

Will the miserable Scrooge cancel Christmas? Bah Humbug! Or can he learn the error of his ways and let a little festive cheer shine in his otherwise dreary world?

Audiences can meet the miserly Ebenezer, the Cratchit family and a whole host of Dickens’ most famous characters in this heart-warming story, with a score including the Oscar-nominated hit Thank You Very Much, I Hate Christmas, Happiness and many more.

Scrooge plays at the Leicester Curve from 18 November 2017 – 9 January 2018.

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