Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a bit of Ebenezer.
And this year Pick Me Up Theatre’s big winter show is Scrooge the Musical, which hits the Grand Opera House from Tuesday (26 November).
Based on Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol, Scrooge tells the tale of old miser Ebenezer on the night he’s visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet To Come.
This familiar classic tale is revamped with music and song – and promises to deliver sackfuls of Christmas spirit with an all-singing, all-dancing – and also all-flying! – musical for the whole family.
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 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.
A few of the cast members sat down to discuss the upcoming show.
Sonny Love – Tiny Tim
Rory Mulvihill – Ghost of Christmas Present
Alan Park – Bob Cratchit
Tickets from £16.90 from the Grand Opera House website or the Box Office on 0844 8713024