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Scrooge the musical

A musical play in two Acts based on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, lyrics and music by Leslie Bricusse

Tuesday 29th November to Saturday 3rd December 2016
Directed by Kerry King

Scrooge The Musical

Scrooge by Leslie Bricusse
Scrooge first came into my life is a very pleasant motion picture experience way back in 1970. I contributed the screenplay, music, and lyrics, and the project was, I am happy to record, a success. The stage though, is as different an animal from the screen as is the tiger from the rhinoceros, but they are equally wild in their different ways, and their needs are not always the same. For Scrooge, one main problem, aside from how to make the film work on stage, was how to make a seasonal run commercially viable. After many years of discussion and theorising, that problem ultimately solved itself when Scrooge - The Musical opened at the Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, England, in November 1992. It was an instantaneous smash - largely, I believe, because I had always known exactly whom I wanted to play the title role - and he played it to a fare-thee-well. My old chum Anthony Newley found the role of his life as Scrooge. He was merely sensational, and for me it was the most satisfying and rewarding of professional reunions.

Box Office

Tickets are available online or for alternative methods, please see our Box Office page.


Performances start at 7.30pm prompt, the bar will be serving refreshments from 7.00pm and during the interval.

The matinee performance starts at 2.30pm, with doors opening at 2pm.


The World's Fastest Indian (2015) -
Fri 18th November 7.45pm

The Worlds Fastest Indian The story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years rebuilding a 1920 Indian motorcycle, which helped him set the land speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.

Director: Roger Donaldson
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Diane Ladd, Iain Rea

Rating PG - Biography, Drama, Sport



Future Films for 2017

  • 27th January - The Danish Girl
  • February - The Imitation Gane
  • March - Briget Jones Baby


Movie Tickets

Tickets cost 5 and are only sold on the door, non members will have to join for an additional 2

Doors open 7pm, showing starts 7.45pm