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With Tommy Steele gracing the stage of the London Palladium as the covetous old miser Ebenezer Scrooge, we take a look back at some of our favourite Scrooges throughout the ages.
10. Kelsey Grammer
After nearly two decades as crotchety psychiatrist Frasier Crane on ‘Cheers’ and the eponymous sitcom ‘Frasier’, Kelsey Grammer knew a few things about playing flawed characters. In this 2004 television musical, he plays Scrooge alongside a veritable ‘who’s who’ of TV stars including Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander as Marley, Ally McBeal’s Jane Krakowski as the Ghost of Christmas Past, and Jennifer Love Hewitt as Scrooge’s childhood sweetheart, More >
THIS SHOW HAS NOW CLOSED. YOU CAN NO LONGER BUY TICKETS.
The musical interpretation of the Dickensian classic A Christmas Carol, ‘Scrooge’, opened at in October 2012 at the London Palladium and will run until January 12th 2013. This Christmas treat wowed London audiences and brought a real air of holiday magic to the West End.
‘Scrooge’ is written by award-winning composer Leslie Bricusse, who whimsically turned Dickens’ festive tale into an all singing and all dancing extravaganza! The musical follows the story of Ebenezer Scrooge who is visited by More >
BREAKING NEWS – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will premiere at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Producers have confirmed the new musical will open at Drury Lane in summer 2013. Read more here.
With one Roald Dahl musical flourishing in the West End, producers are hoping that lightning will strike the same place twice as a musical version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is in the pipeline for early 2013. Rumours of the show have been circulating online for the past year, and much discussion has been had as to who is attached to the project. More >
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of The Wizard of Oz has confirmed that it will close at the London Palladium on September 2nd 2012. Since opening last March in the West End, the show has proved to be popular with fans of the film. Danielle Hope, winner of the BBC talent search ‘Over the Rainbow’ was the ‘people’s Dorothy’ as she opened the show wearing the infamous ruby slippers. Her alternate and successor Sophie Evans took over the role full time earlier this year, and has gone on to be a very popular Dorothy. Throughout the run the show has More >
Comedy veteran Des O’Connor will take over the role of The Wizard in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz, it was announced today. 80-year-old O’Connor will replace Russell Grant who fulfilled the role for three months following Michael Crawford’s departure from the principal role.
He will play alongside Over the Rainbow’s Sophie Evans as Dorothy, starting from May 22nd. In response to the announcement, Evans said, “I am SO excited! He’s SUCH a gentleman. He’s really nice. I can’t wait. It’s going to change it up again. It keeps it More >
A new Wizard has been announced in the hit musical The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium – Russell Grant! Having recently been in the public eye in the 2011 season of Strictly Come Dancing, Grant is set to take over from Michael Crawford in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of the classic musical on 14th February 2012.
Having first appeared on television in 1979 talking about his favourite subject – astrology, Grant went on to become Britain’s beloved astrologer and appeared on numerous television shows offering his advice and knowledge in the field. He has since taken part More >
It is always disappointing to book tickets to a show hoping to see a certain performer, only for the curtain to slide back and reveal that a completely different actor has taken to the stage that night. So if you are planning to purchase tickets to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium for any showing for the remainder of 2011 and wish to see Danielle Hope in her role as Dorothy, then take note of the following dates to avoid disappointment.
Danielle Hope will be on holiday for the weeks commencing 30th October, 2nd to More >
THIS SHOW HAS NOW CLOSED. YOU CAN NO LONGER BUY TICKETS
For over a year, the London Palladium was home to one of the most well-known and loved stories of all time, The Wizard of Oz. Originally a children’s novel written by L. Frank Baum in 1900 and later adapted into a musical version for the big screen by MGM in 1939, The Wizard of Oz tells the bewitching tale of a girl named Dorothy from Kansas, who, along with her pet dog Toto, finds herself in a distant and magical land after a powerful tornado strikes her family’s More >