The West End is coming to Bridge House Theatre this Christmas with the UK premiere of the festive musical Another Night Before Christmas.
Olivier Award winning George Maguire (Dave Davies in Sunny Afternoon, Marc Bolan in 20th Century Boy) and West End star Rachael Wooding (Scaramouche in We Will Rock You, Eva Peron in Evita), star in the show, which runs from November 28 to December 23.
Wicked’s Rachel Tucker and Oliver Tompsett will sprinkle additional West End Xmas magic on the musical by providing voice-overs.
It’s Christmas Eve and, for Carole, a 30-something, overworked and underpaid social worker, the festive season can’t be over soon enough. To her, this time of year is full of over-indulgence, over-priced everything and unfulfilled hopes and wishes.
Walking home from her office party she meets a scraggly-bearded ‘homeless’ man to whom she gives her bag of leftover office party food.
Thinking nothing more of it, she settles in for her ‘non’ Christmas Eve for one – a truly peaceful and silent night.
However, like the best laid plans, they are rudely interrupted when the man from earlier, appears in her flat. But who is he, a half-crazed burglar or could Santa really have come to town?
Another Night Before Christmas is directed by Guy Retallack and produced by Bridge House Productions SE20 and Climar Productions, and follows their previous hit shows of It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol … More or Less and the award-winning Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story.
The musical originally premiered at the American Heartland Theatre, Kansas City and has a story (and lyrics) from former New York actor, now writer, Sean Grennan and music, from Leah Okimoto.