U.K. Tour of Scrooge, With Tommy Steele, Delayed Following Star's Illness
15 Oct 2013
Scrooge, the musical by Leslie Bricusse that is based on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" and which last enjoyed a Christmas run at the London Palladium in 2012, has delayed its planned U.K. tour, which was due to begin performances Oct. 23 at London's New Wimbledon Theatre.
Its run there, scheduled through Oct. 26, plus two subsequent touring weeks, booked for Birmingham's Alexandra Theatre and High Wycombe's Sawn Theatre, have also been canceled, owing to the requirement of star Tommy Steele's "immediate surgery."
The tour is now scheduled to begin performances Nov. 12 at Southampton's Mayflower Theatre, before continuing on to Leeds, Blackpool, Brighton and Llandudno.
The production is directed by Bob Tomson, with designs by Paul Farnsworth, illusions by Paul Kieve and choreography by Lisa Kent. Musical direction is by Stuart Pedlar, lighting is by Nick Richings, and sound is by Ben Harrison. The producer is Bill Kenwright Ltd.
For full dates and to book tickets, visit http://www.kenwright.com/index.php?id=1001.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.