About the Show

Bringing our reimagined Charles Dickens classic to London feels like a homecoming. My songs weave the music of my beautiful Smoky Mountains into this timeless Christmas story, and I can’t wait for London audiences to hear them as we tell that story, set in a place that is truly special to me. – Dolly Parton

This Christmas, experience the classic Dickens’ tale with a Tennessee twist in an all-new musical Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol. Featuring an original score written by Dolly Parton, join us for a limited festive season at London’s Southbank Centre from this December.

Set during the 1930s in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, this heart-warming and truly unforgettable production imagines Ebenezer Scrooge as the owner of a mining company town, where his callous greed blinds him to the joys and gifts of the season.

As a Christmas Eve snowstorm approaches, Scrooge is visited by three ghosts who compel him to see life anew and discover that love is the greatest and most precious gift we have. Dickens’ classic characters and Dolly Parton’s one-of-a-kind song writing and storytelling expertise are certain to make this the most joyful Christmas event.

Please Note: Dolly Parton will not feature live in this production

Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol is the ideal
festive show for all families and suitable for children aged 3+

Ticket Information

Tickets for London Now On Sale

8 December 2022 – 8 January 2023
Tuesday – Saturday | 7.30pm
Wednesday & Saturday | 2.30pm
Sunday | 3pm
Performance schedule and timings may vary during this period, click here for full schedule

Tickets from £18.50

Premium tickets available

Queen Elizabeth Hall
Southbank Centre, London
SE1 8XX

For more information and how to get here visit the Southbank Centre website

Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol is the ideal
festive show for all families and suitable for children aged 3+

Creators

Dolly Parton

Music and Lyrics

Dolly Parton’s life and career are a rags-to-rhinestones story.  Born the fourth child of 12, Dolly grew up in Locust Ridge, Tennessee, nestled against the Great Smoky Mountains. Her songs have captured the hearts of generations. Her trademark style is recognized around the globe.

Dolly’s prolific writing and recording career span 50-plus years. Her self-penned hits include Jolene, Coat of Many Colors and I Will Always Love You. She holds the Guinness World Record for the Most Decades with a Top 20 hit on Billboard’s Hot Country Chart and for the most hits on Billboard’s Hot Country Chart by a female artist.

Dolly starred in numerous movies for the large and small screen, including the hit movie 9 to 5 which became a hit Broadway musical for which she wrote the music and lyrics.

Dolly is one of an elite group of individuals to receive at least one nomination from all four major annual American entertainment award organizations; Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. In 2004 she received the U.S. Library of Congress Living Legend award and in 2006, the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors. In 2011, she was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. She is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and will be one of this year’s inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Stories from Dolly’s life have been the subject of two NBC movies: Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors and Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Life. A third NBC movie starring Dolly and featuring her songs and stories entitled Dolly Parton’s Magic Mountain Christmas premiers in December 2022.

Dolly recently partnered with writer James Patterson to co-author the novel, Run Rose Run which became a #1 best seller.

Dolly’s love and generosity for her Tennessee mountain home was heroically demonstrated in her efforts to help the victims of the 2016 Smoky Mountain wildfires. Her Emmy-winning Smoky Mountains Rise telethon raised $9 million. Her philanthropy also extends to children around the world through her Imagination Library, which inspires a love of reading by providing a book a month to more than one million children age five and under in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia.  Most recently Dolly’s love for people everywhere was demonstrated when she donated $1 million to COVID-19 vaccination research as well as donating $1 million to fund pediatric infectious disease research.

David H. Bell

Book and Adaptation

David H. Bell served as Artistic Director of Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C., Associate Artistic Director to Kenny Leon at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, and Artistic Director of the American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University. As a director, choreographer or author, David has received 46 of Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award nominations (winning 12), 5 Carbonell nominations (Florida), the Dramalogue Award (L.A.), the Helen Hayes Award (D.C.), and a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for his musical “Hot Mikado”. David has written and directed “Cowboys and Lawyers” (Goodspeed Opera House), “The Good War (Northlight Theatre), both with Craig Carnelia, “Shakin’ the Rafters”, and “Gut Bucket Blues” at Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre, “Museum of Broken Relationships” (O’Neill and Aspen Festival), “Theatre of Dreams” (Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall), “Die  Schone and Das Biest” (European Tour), “A Christmas Carol” (Ford’s Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO), “The Bowery Boys”, “Matador” (Marriott Theatre), and “Rules of Love” (AMTP). He directed the world premieres of “Murder for Two” (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), “Elmer Gantry” (Ford’s Theatre), “Peggy Sue Got Married” (Marriott Theatre), “Don’t Stop The Carnival” (by Jimmy Buffett and Herman Wouk), and “Southern Gothic” (Windy City Playhouse), among many others.

Paul T. Couch

Producer and Adaptation

PAUL T. COUCH (Executive Producer and Adaptation) is one of the theme park industry’s most award-winning entertainment producers, having won over 20 Brass Ring Awards and six Golden Ticket Awards during his tenure (2003-2014) as Dollywood’s Director of Entertainment and Executive Producer. It was there that Paul and Dolly began their creative partnership that included several major musical productions and a TV special for the Hallmark Channel. Prior to that he was General Manager of Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium where he produced the musicals Always, Patsy Cline, Lost Highway: The Music and Legend of Hank Williams, and Bye, Bye, Love—The Everly Brothers Musical, as well as award-winning productions of Pump Boys and Dinettes and Cotton Patch Gospel. More recently, Paul served as Executive Producer on Dolly’s first-ever children’s album, I Believe In You. He currently helms his own Nashville-based production company where he serves as Creative Producer. In addition, he is a faculty member at Middle Tennessee State University where he teaches Venue Management and Concert Promotion & Touring.

Curt Wollan

Adaptor

Curt Wollan is the Executive Producer and Director of Troupe America Inc., that for 40 years ran The Plymouth Playhouse in the Twin Cities area, premiering such hits as How To Talk Minnesotan: The Musical; The Lovely Leibowitz Sisters; and the entire Church Basement Ladies series of musicals. In the summer, he produces and directs the famous Medora Musical in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, which in the past year has been featured on NBC Nightly News, The Travel Channel, and MSNBC, and has received a two-page spread in the Sunday New York Times. Curt has produced and directed many national tours including Steel Magnolias, Driving Miss Daisy, The 1940’s Radio Hour, Hank Williams Lost Highway starring Jason Petty, and Stephen King’s Ghost Stories. He has also co-produced three national tours of Forbidden Broadway, directed M*A*S*H*’s Jamie Farr and William Christopher in the national tour of The Odd Couple.

Creative Team

Alison Pollard

Director & Choreographer

Currently UK Associate Director on Book Of Mormon.

Directing: Singin’ in the Rain (UK tour), Spamalot (Melbourne, Australia and Cologne, Germany), English Heritage Awards (Palace Theatre), Spongebob Squarepants – The Musical (UK tour) and Chicago (Marrakech and Turkey).

Directed and choreographed: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (five-year international tour), Snow White (Wycombe Swan and Churchill, Bromley), Peter Pan (Churchill, Bromley) and Robin Hood (Palace, Mansfield).

Associate director: Love Never Dies (Adelphi), Spamalot (Palace), Chicago (Adelphi and Cambridge), My One and Only (Piccadilly), Rent (Prince of Wales and UK tour), Napoleon (Shaftesbury), Beauty and the Beast (Dominion and UK tour), Show Boat (Prince Edward), Tommy (Shaftesbury and UK tour) and Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Lyric).

Assistant Director: The Rocky Horror Show (30th anniversary tour), The New Rocky Horror Show (Victoria Palace), The Rocky Horror Show (UK tour and European tour) and Barnum (UK tour).

Choreography includes: EastEnders (BBC1), High Spirits (Bridewell), After the Fair (King’s Head), Me and My Girl, Aspects of Love, Boyband, and Carousel (Palace, Westcliff).

Andrew Hilton

Musical Director

Andrew studied conducting and musical direction at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. 

Most recently he was Musical Director for West End productions of Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 (Savoy Theatre), Young Frankenstein (Garrick Theatre). 

Other credits: Chicago (UK Tour), The Addams Family (UK tour), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (West Yorkshire Playhouse and UK tour), The Producers, Singin’ In The Rain, Sister Act, Hairspray, Disney’s High School Musical 2 (UK Tours), Kipps (Mountview), The Producers (Admiralspalast, Berlin) Spamalot (Palace Theatre, West-end), Disney’s High School Musical (Hammersmith Apollo). 

Further credits: The Producers with Peter Kay, The Rocky Horror Show (European tour), Oliver (Aberystwyth) and Hello Dolly (Lincoln). 

He was alternate MD of Dancing in the Streets (West End). He supervised and conducted the cast albums of Young Frankenstein and 9 to 5. He was Musical Supervisor of the English Theatre Frankfurt for new productions of Hair, Rent, Cabaret, Spend, Spend, Spend and They’re Playing Our Song

On the Isle of Man, shows include: Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Cats, Evita, Beauty and the Beast, Tommy, Oliver!, Sister Act, Wizard of Oz and The Witches of Eastwick (Gaiety Theatre). Pantomimes include Peter Pan, Cinderella, Dick Whittington, Aladdin, Jack and the Beanstalk, (Norwich Theatre Royal), and Cinderella, Aladdin (Liverpool Empire). He is a regular MD and vocal coach at the London School of Musical Theatre; shows include Love’s Labours Lost, No One In The World, Applause, Lock Up Your Daughters, Into The Woods, and Big Top.

Scott Davis

Set Designer

Scott Davis is an award-winning regional and international designer whose breadth of work includes theatrical productions, international tours, illustration, and commercial design. His theatrical design work ranges from intimate, immersive engagements to large-scale productions, including the development of several new musicals. Scott is a co-founder of Brass Ink Studio, a Chicago-based design firm that focuses on commercial design projects, museum exhibits, and restaurants. He is also a guest lecturer at Northwestern University and an adjunct faculty member at Columbia College Chicago. Scott received his MFA in Stage Design from Northwestern University.

David Howe

Lighting Designer

West End lighting designs include: Magic Goes Wrong, Mischief Movie Night, Mischief Movie Night In A Comedy About a Bank Robbery, McQueen, Quartermaine’s Terms, Bette and Joan, Birdsong, My Trip Down the Pink Carpet, Sweet Charity, Mrs Warren’s Profession, Private Lives, A Christmas Carol, The Norman Conquests, The Last Five Years, Tick Tick Boom!, Maria Friedman Re-Arranged, Rent, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Pageant, Forbidden Broadway, and La Cage aux Folles

Opera: productions in Europe, China and Royal Opera.  Ballet: The Scandal at Mayerling (Scottish Ballet) 

Broadway: Private Lives, The Norman Conquests trilogy and Primo

UK national tours include: The Dance of Death, Magic Goes Wrong, A Comedy About a Bank Robbery, Mischief Movie NightFinding My Voice, Million Dollar Quartet, Dead Sheep, Bette and Joan, Chin Chin, 42nd Street, The Man from Stratford, Oklahoma!, Little Shop of Horrors, Singin’ in the Rain, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Our House, Fiddler on the Roof, South Pacific, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Me and My Girl and Carousel 

UK regional theatre includes: But I’m A Cheerleader (Turbine Theatre), Good Luck Studio (Mercury Theatre and Salisbury Playhouse), The Dance of Death (Bath Theatre Royal and UK Tour), Bloody Difficult Women (Riverside); Afterglow (Southwark Playhouse), The Happy Prince (Place Theatre), Intra Muros (Park Theatre), Love is Only Love, Starlight Express, Orpheus the Mythical (The Other Palace), Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty (Hall for Cornwall), Spring Awakening, The Bells are Ringing, Bullets Over Broadway, Cabaret (ArtsEd), Richard III, The Cherry Orchard, Lower Depths, Clarion, The Sweet Smell of Success (Arcola), All My Sons (Rose Theatre, Kingston), Starlight Express (The Other Palace), Mind Mangler, Charlie Russel Aims to Please, Alex Salmond Unleashed (Edinburgh Festival), An Audience with Jimmy Savile, Dead Sheep (Park Theatre, Matchbox Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, The Curing Room, Pleasance London and Edinburgh), Love Me Do (Watford Palace), and Sisters (Sheffield Crucible).

International design work includes: Fiddler on the Roof, Oliver (Copenhagen), Rocky Horror Picture Show (European tour), All My Sons (Hong Kong Festival), The Sound of Music (Cairo and Beirut), Private Lives (Toronto), A Chorus Line (New Israel Opera), Chicago, Evita, Grease, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Hair (Ljubljana Festival), Spring Awakening, The Full Monty, Cabaret (Frankfurt), Fame (Monaco), The Sound of Music Stars of the Musicals and Chicago (Malaysia), Woyzeck and The Roundabout (New York).  

Richard Brooker

Sound Designer

Credits include: A Time Traveller’s Wife (Chester), Grease (Dominion Theatre), Dreamgirls (UK tour), The Addams Family (UK Tour), Dreamgirls (West End), Chess (Moscow, Russia), The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (UK tour), West Side Story (Manchester Royal Exchange), Twelfth Night (Young Vic Theatre), Benidorm (UK tour), Dusty – The Dusty Springfield Musical (Theatre Royal Bath/UK tour), Sunshine on Leith (West Yorkshire Playhouse & UK tour), Guys & Dolls (Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre), Tango Moderno (UK tour), One Love (Birmingham Repertory Theatre), Funny Girl (West End & UK tour), What’s It All About? (Close To You) Bacharach Reimagined (West End & Menier Chocolate Factory), Sister Act (UK tour), The Last Tango (UK Tour), Bend It like Beckham (West End), Sweet Charity (Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre), Annie (UK Tour & London), Love Me Tender (UK Tour), The Bodyguard (West End, UK & US tours, Australia, Germany, Korea, Paris), Xanadu (Southwark Playhouse),  The Little Shop of Horrors (Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre), Made In Dagenham (West End), Dance Til Dawn (West End & UK tour), Sweeney Todd (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre), Fiddler On The Roof (UK Tour), Avenue Q (Korea), Back Beat (Toronto and Los Angeles), I Dreamed A Dream (UK Tour),  Chess (Toronto), The Sound of Music (Moscow), A Cat on Hot Tin Roof (Novello Theatre), Never Forget the Musical (UK tour and Savoy Theatre), Jesus Christ Superstar (National Tour and Spain), Daddy Cool (Shaftesbury Theatre, international tour), Cabaret (Teatro Della Luna), The Snowman (Peacock Theatre, UK tour, Finland and Seoul).

Website: http://www.richardbrooker.co.uk

Linda Roethke

Costume Designer

Linda Roethke’s teaching centers on costume design, freehand drawing, and fabric modification. She maintains a freelance career as a professional costume designer, member of USAA, and as a studio artist. National credits include My Fair Lady (Cincinnati Playhouse), My Fair Lady, Proof, Spinning into Butter (The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis); Mrs. Warren’s Profession, The UnderpantsThe Fourth Wall, My Fair Lady, Shadowlands, Spinning into Butter, A Beast on the Moonand How I Learned to Drive (Alliance Theatre); Quake, An Allegory of Whiteness, Wonderful World (Actor’s Theatre of Louisville); A Flea in Her Ear, Cymbeline (Utah Shakespearean Festival); The Gin Game, Godspell (Center Stage); Beholder (West Coast Playwright’s). Chicago credits include Intimate Apparel and I Never Sang for My Father (Steppenwolf); Hecbua (Chicago Shakespeare): Arcadia, The Romance Cycle (Cymbeline and Pericles), The Dead, Hay Fever, Little Foxes, An Ideal Husband (Jeff Award winner), Old Times, On the Verge (Court Theatre); The Clean House, Schoolgirl Figure, A Pirate’s Lullaby (The Goodman Theatre); The Tempest, King Lear, Macbeth, Richard III (Shakespeare on the Green), The Long Christmas Ride HomeHenry V, Almost Blue, Macbeth, and Love’s Labour’s Lost (The Next Theatre); and The Red Planet (Adler Planetarium film). Roethke has directed national and international workshops in costume design, drawing, and rendering. Gallery exhibits of her studio work include the Louise Grayson Gallery and Curator’s Choice: Around the Coyote.

Eleanor Kahn

Props Designer

Eleanor Kahn is a Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist, with a focus on scenic and installation design. Her work is centered around the idea that the where, when, and how we receive information is as important as what that information is; context is everything.  By creating and shaping the environment, Eleanor believes that design can directly affect how people view and experience the world. Kahn’s work is rooted in story. To translate this story into experiential space, she approaches all her work with both a micro and macro lens. With a macro lens, she can establish larger relationships and connections that begin from the moment an audience crosses a doorway, or catches a glimpse of color off in the distance, through the final moment of interaction. The micro lens comes with her detail-oriented, hands-on method of practice. She has often painted, been the details designer, and fabricated alongside the bigger picture design work. Her multi-viewed approach results in rich, dynamic designs that cross disciplines and create exciting, engaging spaces for audiences of all kinds. Eleanor received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Iowa State University with a second major in performing arts. She then went on to receive her Master’s in Scenic Design from Boston University. In 2012, after graduating BU, she moved to Chicago. While her work was founded in theater design, she continues to expand the types of environments in which she creates and pushes the boundaries of traditional storytelling. Recent Honors Include: First Artist-in-Residence in Des Moines, IA; Selected to design + fabricate Chicago’s 2019 Year of Chicago Theatre installation in Millennium Park in Cloud Gate Park; Iowa State University’s 2019 Theatre Alumni of the Year; 2018 Equity Jeff Award for Artistic Specialization for her set dressing + properties design for Southern Gothic – the first props nominee to ever win the award.

Pearson Casting

Casting Director

Pearson Casting CDG CDA CSA, are an award-winning, freelance Casting House based in London, Liverpool & New York. 

Theatre Includes: SIX The Musical (West End & UK Tour), Cherry Jezebel (Liverpool Everyman Theatre), Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World (UK Tour), Rent (Hope Mill Theatre), Operation Mincemeat (Southwark Playhouse & Riverside Studios), A Christmas Carol (Shakespeare North Playhouse), HorsePlay (Riverside Studios), To The Streets (Birmingham Hippodrome), Cosi Fan Tutte (London Coliseum), 9 to 5 The Musical (US National Tour), 42 Balloons (Vaudeville Theatre), Unfortunate (London Wonderground & UK tour), LIFT (Southwark Playhouse), Five Guys Named Moe (Upstairs At The Gatehouse), The Regulars (Hope Mill Theatre), Cinderella: The AWESOME Truth (Polka Theatre), Beauty & The Beast (Nottingham Playhouse), Artaban (Actors Church), By The Waters of Liverpool (UK Tour), Stay Awake Jake (Southwark Playhouse), Forever Plaid (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), Game Theory (Lowry Rewrites Festival), Phantom Folktales (PigPen Theatre Co), Jerry Springer The Opera (Hope Mill Theatre), Blood Runs Deep (Epstein Theatre, Liverpool), Call Me Vicky (The Pleasance Theatre), Club Mex (Hope Mill Theatre), One Mans Story (Liverpool Philharmonic Hall), 42nd Street (Upstairs at The Gatehouse), Bark (C Venues, Edinburgh), Myth: The Rise and Fall of Orpheus (The Other Palace), Anything Goes (Upstairs At The Gatehouse), Adam, Eve & Steve (C Venues, Edinburgh & Kings Head), Shout! The Mod Musical (Blackpool Winter Gardens), A Christmas Carol (Blackpool Winter Gardens), and Legally Blonde The Musical (Aberystwyth Arts Centre). 

Film & TV includes:
TV: Anne World Productions & ITV (Casting Assistant). Feature Films: Crystal (Xenon Films), Stephen  (Melanie Manchot). Short Films: No Traveller Returns (Andrew Pennington Productions), Mummys Boy (Typecast Productions), Wormfood (Ali Coulson/Sarah Higgins), and Power of Numbers (Standard Chartered/Liverpool FC).

Andrew Margerison

Assistant Director & Choreographer

Training: Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre. 

Theatre includes: as Director, Beauty and the Beast, Snow White, Peter Pan, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty (Floral Pavilion New Brighton). As Resident Director, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (UK and International Tour), and The Rocky Horror Big 30 Show (UK Tour). As choreographer, Sleeping Beauty (Pavilion Theatre Bournemouth), Cinderella, Aladdin, Peter Pan, and Jack and the Beanstalk (Floral Pavilion New Brighton), Aladdin (Palace Theatre Mansfield), Snow White (Central Theatre Chatham), Jack and the Beanstalk (Beck Theatre Hayes), The Sound of Music (Aberystwyth Arts Centre) and The Good Old Days (Leeds City Varieties). As assistant choreographer, Chess and Hairspray (Aberystwyth Arts Centre), Our House the Madness Musical (White Rock Theatre Hastings), Cinderella (Central Theatre Chatham) and Snow White (Swan Theatre High Wycombe). As dance captain, The Rocky Horror Show Big 30 Show (UK Tour and Queens Theatre West End). As a performer, Starlight Express (Germany), The Rocky Horror Show (UK Tour), Grease (UK Tour), Muscles the Musical (Landor Theatre), Peter Pan (Palace Theatre Manchester), Babes in the Wood (Theatre Royal Norwich), Cinderella (Dubai International Conference Centre). 

Television includes: The Grand (Granada), And the Beat Goes On (Channel 4) and Come Dancing (BBC TV). 

Other work includes: New York City Rhythm and Over the Rainbow (Sun Cruises), and The Caribbean Dream Show (Silja Cruises).

Andrew is a regular director, choreographer, and guest teacher at vocational performing arts colleges across the UK. He is also a qualified sports and remedial massage therapist.

Leigh Stanford Thompson

Associate Musical Director

MD credits include: Titanic (International Tour), Ghost (UK Tour), Young Frankenstein (Garrick Theatre (Associate MD)), Cinderella (Churchill Theatre), Spamalot (English Theatre, Frankfurt), Tell Me On A Sunday (UK tour), Bugle Boy (UK tour), I Love Paris and I Happen to Like New York (Orange Tree Theatre; also writer/director), The Westenders (multiple UK and European tours), Riviera Girl (workshop), Bernarda Alba (Union – UK premiere), The Tender Land (Arcola), Edges (Landor), Naked Boys Singing! (King’s Head, Arts Theatre and Charing Cross Theatre), Songs For A New World (New Players), Singin’ in the Rain, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Adelphi Theatre), Crazy For You, Me And My Girl (London Palladium), and The Boy Friend (Her Majesty’s) for Eyebrow Productions. 

As Assistant MD: The Producers (UK Tour). As Keyboard Programmer: Young Frankenstein (Garrick Theatre), Spamalot (Frankfurt), Into the Woods (Opera North). 

Leigh is the director of the City Academy Collective Choir, and Associate Director of the City Academy Songbirds as arranger and composers. He is the composer for Ross Noble’s last three stand-up tours, El Hablador, Humournoid, and The Ross Noble Comeback Special, as well as for Ross Noble’s Britain in Bits for BBC Radio 4.

Kelsh Buckman-Drage

Associate Sound Designer

Kara Tsiaperas

Dialect Coach

Cast

Scrooge

Robert Bathurst

Robert Bathurst is a TV and stage actor best known for Cold Feet, Toast Of London, Joking Apart and Downton Abbey. He played John Le Mesurier in the biopic Hattie and Sergeant Wilson in Dad’s Army – The Lost Episodes. Numerous West End and touring theatre productions include plays by Chekhov, Shaw, Shakespeare, Wilde, Ibsen, Michael Frayn, Joe Penhall, Steven Thompson, Michael Wynne and Claire Luckham. In Chicago he played the title role in King Charles III by Mike Bartlett. With the ex-professional jockey Nathan Horrocks he wrote and directed The Fall, a film drama about jockeys, www.thefallfilm.com. He devised and produces the staging of Love, Loss & Chianti by Christopher Reid a two-actor play in verse with cartoon animation. 

He has written articles and book reviews on showbiz and horseracing and as a reader of audiobooks he won the Audie for Best Male Narrator in 2020. 

Sadie & Others

Halle Brown

Halle trained at Arts Educational, graduating in 2022.

Theatre Credits include The Crucible at The National Theatre.

Credits during training include Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and Bandstand

Eliza & Others

Iona Fraser

Iona most recently played Alana Beck in Dear Evan Hansen at Noel Coward Theatre.

Other credits include Rent (Hope Mill Theatre), Sister Act the Musical (Shanklin Theatre), Jack and the Beanstalk, Pinocchio, Hansel and Gretel, Dick Whittington (Bigfoot Arts) and BOY (UK tour).

Mudge & Others

Richard J Hunt

Training: Mountview Academy Of Theatre Arts 

Theatre credits include Aladdin (White Rock Theatre Hastings), Bromance The Dudesical (The Other Palace), Les Miserables In Concert (Guernsey), Jesus Christ Superstar (UK Tour), Mack And Mabel (Southwark Playhouse), Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK and European tour), Aladdin (Wyvern Theatre Swindon), New York, New York (Empus Productions), Me and My Girl (London Palladium), LivCom Awards (Beijing, China), The Witches Of Eastwick (Albany, Deptford), Company (Chelsea Theatre), The Pirates of Penzance (St Paul’s, Vauxhall), Cabaret (Studio Theatre, Mountview), The Diary of Me (Harlow Playhouse), West Side Story (Shaftesbury, Devon), Hello Dolly, Dick Whittington (Princess Theatre, Torquay), Night Fever (Babbacombe, Torquay), and Oliver! (UK tour). 

Workshops include: Dracula the Musical (Bill Kenwright LTD), Before the Night’s Through (Lucky Stiff Productions), The Diary of Me (Harlow/SMP Productions), The Last Breath (Something on the Tongue Productions), Victor/Victoria (Danielle Tarento/Southwark Playhouse), Rumor Has It (CM Productions).

TV and Film includes: The Catch (Primley Road Productions/MWS Media), Beautiful People (BBC2); The Late Late Show (RTE), Nolan Live (BBC NI), The Nutcracker – the Untold Story (Noisette Productions), Picnic (SKY TV/Rogue Films), Casualty (BBC Bristol), Teachers (Channel 4/Tiger Aspect), Down to Earth (BBC South West), Bertie And Elizabeth (Carlton TV), Jamie’s Story (Discovery UK Films).

Cratchit / Marley & Others

George Maguire

George is the winner of the Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for his performance of Dave Davies in Sunny Afternoon.

Theatre includes:  Bonnie & Clyde (Arts Theatre / Theatre Royal Drury Lane), The Wicker Husband (Watermill Theatre),  One Man, Two Guvnors (New Wolsey Theatre / Nuffield Theatre), Twelfth Night (Bridge House Theatre), 20th Century Boy (UK Tour), 35mm (The Other Palace), The Buskers Opera (Park Theatre), Sunny Afternoon (West End), Lift (Soho Theatre), Bright Lights Big City, Hair (Piccadilly Theatre), Fame (West End), and Rent (European Tour).


Film and TV Credits Include: Tomorrow Morning (Visualize Films), Eastenders (BBC), Prime Suspect (ITV) and Borgia (Lionsgate).

Jabeth & Others

Ediz Mahmut

Theatre Credits include: Othello (Watermill Theatre), Rumi: The Musical (London Coliseum), Carousel (Regents Park Theatre), West Side Story (Royal Exchange Theatre), Fame (Troubadour Theatre, London), Big The Musical (Dominion Theatre), Elf The Musical (UK Arena Tour), Guys & Dolls (Kilworth House Theatre), 42nd Street (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Kiss Me Kate (Theatre Du Chatelet), Stiles & Drewe’s Peter Pan (Adelphi Theatre), Legally Blonde (Kilworth House Theatre), Carrie The Musical (Southwark Playhouse), White Christmas (Dominion Theatre), Happy Days the Musical (UK Tour), Grease (Križanke Theatre, Slovenia), West Side Story (Sage Theatre, Gateshead), Cinderella (Cambridge Arts Theatre), and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium).

Film & TV Credits include: Snow White (Walt Disney Pictures), The Courier (Film Nation Entertainment), The Little Stranger (Element Pictures/Film4), Humans 2.0 (Channel 4), Muppets Most Wanted (Walt Disney Pictures), Bollywood Carmen Live (BBC), Sky One Ident (Sky).

Ediz has also worked extensively in voice over work on films such as The Magic Roundabout, Sweeney Todd, Keeping Mum, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, as well as numerous Harry Potter movies.

Fanny & Others

Sarah O’Connor

Sarah O’Connor is an actress from Dublin. 

Theatre credits include Frozen (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Waitress (Adelphi Theatre), Celtic Angels (US tour), Evita (Phoenix Theatre / UK tour), The Commitments (Palace Theatre), Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre), Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales Theatre), and Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (Belfast Opera House).

Television credits include placing as finalist in Fame: Remember My Name(RTÉ).

Swing

Christopher Parkinson

Training: Sylvia Young Theatre School and Laine Theatre Arts.

Theatre credits include: West Side Story (Ljubljana Festival), Heathers (Theatre Royal Haymarket), & Juliet (Shaftesbury Theatre), Kinky Boots(Adelphi), The Rocky Horror Show (International tour), Somebody’s Son(UK tour), Moonshadow (workshop), Barney’s Colourful World (UK tour), Billy Elliot the Musical workshop (The Old Vic), and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium).
Television credits include: Doctors (BBC), Frankenstein’s Wedding (BBC), Mount Pleasant (Sky 1), Franken Twins (Nickelodeon), Half Moon Investigations (CBBC), and As The Bell Rings (Disney Channel).

Film credits include: Heathers Live (BK Studios/Roku), Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again (Obscure Pictures), Tied Down With Words (Northern Film School), and Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince (Warner Brothers).

Creative credits include: Assistant Director on Heathers (The Other Palace) 

Fustbunch / Ghost of Christmas Present & Others

Minal Patel

Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

Theatre credits include Billy Elliot (Curve Theatre, Leicester), Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (Leicester Curve & UK tour), Aladdin (Colchester Mercury Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Dominion Theatre), Choir of Man (Live from London) Recording Curtains (Wyndham’s Theatre & UK Tour), Man of La Mancha (London Coliseum, ENO), Cereal Café (Workshop – The Other Palace), Aspects of Love (Southwark Playhouse & Hope Theatre Manchester), Dialetikon (Park Theatre), The Secret Garden (The Barn Theatre), A Midsummer Nights Dream (New Wolsey), The Queen and I (Arcola Theatre), You and Me, Here We Are (Birmingham Eastside Projects), Beauty and the Beast (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Bend It Like Beckham (West End Workshop), Between Empires (Edinburgh Festival), The Three Musketeers (Barbershopera), and As You Like It (Southwark Playhouse).

Swing

Annie Southall

Theatre Credits: Clueless Musical (Workshop), West Side Story (Ljubljana Festival), Squad Goals, The Boyfriend (Menier Chocolate Factory), Mamma Mia! (Novello Theatre London), and Olivier Awards in Concert (Royal Festival Theatre).

Assistant Director: Whistle Down The Wind (Watermill Theatre), Jungle Book (Watermill Theatre), and Snowflake Musical Workshop (The Lowry)

Choreographer: LIFT (Southwark Playhouse), and Sex Machine: The James Brown UK Tour (Promotion Video).

Ghost of Christmas Past / Mrs Dilber & Others

Carole Stennett

Carole trained at University of North London and also Vocal Tech Music School London. 

Theatre: Jungle Rumble (Fortune Theatre, West End), Vanara (Hackney Empire), Kilworth’s Memories of the Musicals, Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Kilworth House Theatre), Death of a Salesman (West End), The Bodyguard (West End, UK Tour, China, Toronto), Snow White (Newcastle Theatre Royal), Piano Legends (Concert Hall Tour), King (Hackney Empire), Caroline, or Change (Hampstead Theatre), This Is Also England/Just A Man (Tristan Bates Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors (Salisbury & Colchester), Peter Pan (Milton Keynes Theatre), The Lion King (West End, UK tour), Thriller Live! (West End). 

Carole also appeared as Nala in The Legend of The Lion King (Disneyland Resort Paris). Carole has appeared in the choir in Gospel Train (Radio 2) and as Bess in the musical Audio podcast The Ballad of Anne and Mary.

Mrs Cratchit / Amy Sue & Others

Vicki Lee Taylor

Theatre credits include Heathers The Musical (The Other Palace), A Chorus Line (London Palladium), Carousel (Arcola Theatre – for which she won Best Supporting Female at the Offie Awards), Mrs Doubtfire (Manchester Opera House), The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Southwark Playhouse), Cats (Pathio Municipal, Cyprus), Kiss Me Quickstep (Queens Theatre Hornchurch, New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich, Theatr Clwyd), Matilda (West End), Cinderella (London Palladium), Groundhog Day (The Old Vic), Sunset Boulevard, Sweeney Todd (ENO), Urinetown (West End), Hairspray (Leicester Curve), On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (Union Theatre), Letters to Myself (Tristan Bates), Annie! (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Betwixt! (Trafalgar Studios), A Christmas Carol (Birmingham Rep/West Yorkshire Playhouse), Stepping Out (Oldham Coliseum), The Witches of Eastwick (UK tour), The Young Ones (Ovation Productions), Guys & Dolls (UK tour), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (UK tour), Mamma Mia! (West End & International tour), The Famous Five (UK tour), Listen to the Wind (Kings Head Theatre) and the Old Vic New Voices 24 Hour Plays

Television/Film includes: Matilda (Netflix Original), Autopsy (ITV), The Queen’s Nose (BBC) Big Meg, Little Meg (Granada Kids), Star for a Night (BBC/ MBC), Heartbeat (YTV), If… (BBC), Emmerdale DVD (YTV). She also appeared as part of the Cafe 5 in the digital series The Theatre Channel & co- presented for 3 years on Sooty for CITV.

Fred / Eben & Others

Danny Whitehead

Training – Guildford School of Acting  

Danny has been awarded the BBC Performing Arts Award, the Sir Michael Redgrave Award and the Ian Fleming Award.

Stage Credits include The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre), Les Misérables (Queens Theatre), Passion (Hope Mill Theatre), Wicked (UK Tour), Sweeney Todd (Welsh National Opera, UK Tour), Lincoln Centre’s Broadway transfer of South Pacific (London’s Barbican and UK Tour), 1418 – The WW1 Arena Musical (Mechelen Arena, Belgium), The Secret Garden (UK Tour), Breaking The Code (English Theatre Frankfurt)

Television Credits include Ralph and Katie (BBC), and The Olivier Awards (BBC)

Concert Credits include Sondheim at 80 Prom (The Royal Albert Hall and for the BBC), Brian May’s Anthems (The Royal Albert Hall), Pride at The Palace (The Palace Theatre), Rags in Concert (The Lyric Theatre), South Pacific in Concert (Cadogan Hall), and Sondheim in Concert (Cadogan Hall).

Dick & Others

Mitchell Zhangazha

Theatre credits: Dear Evan Hansen (Noel Coward Theatre), Back To The Future: The Musical (Manchester Opera House), Our Lady of Kibeho (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Motown The Musical (Shaftesbury Theatre), Little Moe in Five Guys Named Moe (Festival Square Theatre), Peter Pan (Adelphi Theatre), The Lion King (The Lyceum), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (The London Palladium), Caroline or Change (National Theatre), Porgy and Bess (The Savoy), The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi (O.T. Theatre, Rotterdam), Oliver! (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Thriller Live (The Lyric Theatre, UK & European Tour), The Three Birds (Gate Theatre).

Television & Film Credits: Red Cap (BBC 1), Little Einsteins (Playhouse Disney), Samuel Johnson: The Dictionary Man (BBC 4), Save The Cinema (Sky Movies), The Loneliest Boy In The World (2022), and The Beautiful Game (Netflix).

Radio Drama Credits: Season of Migration to the North (BBC), and From Africa with Love (BBC).

Team Past: Tiny Tim

Samuel Sturge

Samuel Sturge trains at Top Hat Stage School and made his West End debut in the Olivier Award winning play Leopoldstadt. He has also appeared in commercials for Simply Health and Elmers Crafts.

Team Past: Zacharay Henderson/Understudy

George Menezes Cutts

Training: New London Performing Arts Centre (NLPAC) George trains in ballet, tap, street dance, singing and drama. He also plays the violin and piano.

Theatre: George made his West End debut in The Prince of Egypt at the Dominion Theatre finishing in January 2022 (George also performed with the cast at West End Live in Trafalgar Square). He then went on to play the role of Young Clyde in West End’s Bonnie and Clyde.

Film: George was involved in the filming of The Prince of Egypt (DreamWorks Theatricals, Universal Theatrical Group), working towards an international release in 2022.

Team Present: Tiny Tim

Alexander Quinlan

Alexander made his stage debut in Avalanche at the Barbican 2019.

He then went on to play Jerome in South Pacific at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 2021.

TV commercial credits include Vodafone.

Team Present: Zach Henderson/Understudy

Elliott Marsden

Training: Berkshire Theatre School

Elliott is delighted to be making his professional debut.

He has an array of performing experience, including playing Oliver in Oliver! at The Old Court Artspace.

Team Future: Tiny Tim

Daniel Lee

Daniel is delighted to be making his professional stage debut in Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol.

Training: Royal Ballet Associate, Elev8 Dance Academy.

Theatre: Artful Dodger in Oliver with BOFTA.

TV/Film: Frankie in an Educational film for MJ Media and a lead in a docu-drama for a high-profile streaming company due for release next year.

Team Future: Zacharay Henderson/Understudy

Dereke Oladele

Training: Stagebox

Theatre: James in School Of Rock (UK Tour), Macduff Child in The Tragedy Of Macbeth (Almeida Theatre).

Television/Film: Red in Black and White Duppy; Young Bacary in The Box; and Prince Nabo in Christmas With The King

Production Team

Martyn Sands

Production Manager

Lydia Hardiman

Costume Supervisor

Lizzie Frankl

Props Supervisor

Katie Bamforth

Associate Props Supervisor

Betty Marini

Hair & Make Up Supervisor

Richard Morris for MUSIC SOLUTIONS

Orchestral Management

Sarah Walley

Company Manager

Maikel Bellanco

Stage Manager

Bex Snell

Deputy Stage Manager

Jess Hardcastle

Assistant Stage Manager

Krissy Lee

Swing Tech

Merlin O’Brien

Sound No. 1

Becky Stockting

Sound No. 2

Michael Rogerson

Sound No. 3

Freddy Sherwood

LX No. 1

Michal Drozd

LX No. 2

Sarah Farmer

Follow Spot

Kirk Woodley

Follow Spot

Ben Ryder

Head of Wardrobe

Natasha Hughes

Deputy Head of Wardrobe

Claudia Gilman

Wardrobe Assistant

Karen Lewis

Dresser

Katie Wakefield

Dresser

Eloise Millar

Head of Hair & Wigs

Tolley Angell

Lead Chaperone

Sonic Harrison

Production LX

Rob Halliday

LX Programmer

Keith Hutchinson

Production Sound

Dylan Saberton

Production Sound

Tim Stephens

Production Sound

Josh Brooker

Production Sound

Dec Costello

Production Carpenter

Igor

Production Carpenter

Producers

Fiery Angel Entertainment

Producer and General Management

Fiery Entertainment was established in 2017 to develop concerts and special events in the UK and internationally.  Past productions include Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret at the Barbican Theatre, Our Finest Hour – Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain at concert venues around the UK, and Guys and Dolls (directed by Stephen Mear and starring Adrian Lester, Meow Meow, Lara Pulver, Jason Manford and Stephen Mangan) at the Royal Albert Hall.  In 2018, Fiery Entertainment produced the European premiere season of Circus 1903 at the Royal Festival Hall, returning in 2019 and 2021 for further Christmas seasons at the Southbank Centre as well as touring to Birmingham, Dublin and Salford in 2019. For Christmas 2022, Circus 1903 will play at Eventim Apollo. Other recent productions have included the world premiere of Peppa Pig – My First Concert, which showed in the Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of the Southbank Centre’s Imagine Children’s Festival, with subsequent performances around the UK (including Royal Festival Hall, London Coliseum, Snape Maltings and Edinburgh Festival). Past productions also include Rob Brydon – A Night of Songs and Laughter, finding success in over 60 UK venues, as well as Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells Live in Concert – The 50th Anniversary Experience, which premiered in the Royal Festival Hall in August and tours internationally until 2024.

www.fieryentertainment.

Redtail Entertainment

Producer

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, Red Tail Entertainment has established itself as one of the  industry’s Top 100 Presenters with sold out engagements for Cinderella, Wizard of Oz, Stomp, The Beach  Boys, Tony Bennett, Harry Connick, Jr., Steve Martin & Martin Short, The Wild Kratts, Daniel Tiger’s  Neighborhood, Hip Hop Nutcracker, Cirque Dreams, and many more. The company continues to expand  and grow, becoming a leader in producing unique live events using international talent. In addition to Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol, Red Tail produced the 2018 and 2019 tours of  Nickelodeon’s Double Dare Live! with Marc Summers as well as a three-month residency at the  Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C. for Erth’s Dino Zoo Live. Red Tail has also produced the  U.S. tours of Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure, Scooby-Doo! Live Musical Mysteries, as well as A Night with Janis Joplin on Broadway, and has co-produced The Kite Runner on Broadway. As audiences  change and new artists emerge, Red Tail Entertainment will continue to focus on producing and  presenting only the best in live entertainment. For more information, visit  

www.redtailentertainment.com 

God bless us, every one – Tiny Tim