Scrooge the Musical originally opened in 1992 at the Alexandra Theatre Birmingham. The cast included Stratford Johns as the Ghost of Christmas Present, Tom Watts as Bob Cratchit, Jon Pertwee as Jacob Marley and Anthony Newley as Scrooge. The production opened on November 9th 1992 and ran for 99 performances. It was directed by Bob Tomson, and produced by Graham Mulvein. Choreography was by Anthony Lapsley with design by Paul Farnsworth. The production included impressive stage designs, along with Flying By Foy to hoist Newley into the air.
Director: Tudor Davies
Producer: Graham Mulvein
Book, Music & Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Starring Anthony Newley
From Youtube account of producer Graham Mulvein
Interviews with composer Leslie Bricusse and original stars Anthony Newley and Stratford Johns
2005 West End / 2012 Revival
London Palladium, Starring Tommy Steele.
20 October 2005 – 14 January 2006
24 October 2012 – 5 January 2013
Producer: Bill Kenwright
Director: Bob Tomson
Design: Paul Farnsworth
Sound Design: Mick Potter
Lighting Design: Nick Richings
Illusions: Paul Kieve
Choreography: Lisa Kent
Musical Director: Stuart Pedlar
Tommy Steele (Scrooge), Barry Howard (Jacob Marley),James Head (Christmas Present),Gemma Page (Christmas Past), Gareth Jones (Mr Fezziwig), Janine Roebuck (Mrs Fezziwig), Glyn Kerslake (Bob Cratchit),Susan Humphries (Mrs Cratchit).
The musical returned to the London Palladium for the 2012 Christmas season, running from October 24, 2012 (previews), November 6, 2012 (opening night) to January 14, 2013. The show brought Tommy Steele back to the historic London Palladium and reunited the original creative team.