Steele straight from the West End to play Scrooge

Bah, humbug ' Tommy Steele as Scrooge with the ghost of Christmas present.
Bah, humbug ' Tommy Steele as Scrooge with the ghost of Christmas present.
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Direct from his West End run at the London Palladium last Christmas, Tommy Steele will reprise his role as Ebenezer Scrooge in Bill Kenwright’s production of the musical Scrooge.

And starring alongside him as the ghost of Christmas past will be Portsmouth-born performer, Abigail Jaye.

Tommy’s performances in London last year sent him into the record books as the star who has headlined more performances than any other actor at the theatre.

And the UK tour of the production will be at the 
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton from Tuesday until Saturday.

Tommy is normally regarded as Britain’s first teen idol and Britain’s answer to Elvis Presley, and has had more than 20 hit singles in the charts.

His acting roles in films include The Happiest Millionaire and Finian’s Rainbow, and stage musicals such as Half a Sixpence, Hans Andersen and Singin’ in the Rain.

Based on Charles Dickens’s novel A Christmas Carol, Scrooge has specially created illusions by magician Paul Kieve (acclaimed for the magic effects in the Harry 
Potter films) and a musical score which features Leslie Bricusse’s Oscar-nominated hit, Thank You Very Much.

Tickets: £14 to £27 from the Mayflower on (023) 8071 1811 or go to mayflower.org.uk.