How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical is embarking on a UK tour – here’s all you need to know.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas! follows the grumpy Grinch as he attempts to end Christmas for the residents of the town of Whoville.
A musical stage adaption of the classic Dr. Seuss book will tour the UK over the 2019 festive period.
It’s the UK premiere for the show, which first made its debut in Minneapolis in 1994 and played Broadway in 2006 and 2007.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical tour tickets, dates and venues
New Wimbledon Theatre
1 – 3 November 2020
SEC Armadillo, Glasgow
13 – 17 November
Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
20 – 24 November
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
26 November – 1 December
The Alexandra, Birmingham
3 – 8 December
The Lowry, Salford
10 December – 5 January 2020
How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical cast
The cast for Cardiff and Salford has been confirmed as featuring Griff Rhys Jones as Old Max, The X-Factor winner Matt Terry as Young Max and Edward Baker-Duly as The Grinch.
Karen Ascoe will appear as Grandma Who, David Bardsley as Grandpa Who, Alan Pearson as Papa Who with Holly Dale Spencer as play Mama Who.
The full cast will feature Nicola Barney as Annie Who, Nina Bell as Betty Lou, Lydia Bradd as Bugsy, Ana Cardoso as Scallops, Elena Christie as Phyllis, Sophie Leigh-Griffin as Gymslip, Lawrence Guntert as Sporty, Zoe Humphryes as Danny Who, Monifa James as Reno, Sarah-Marie Maxwell as Trixie, Craig Nash as Palm Springs, Jessica Pardoe as Auntie Who, Andrew Pepper as Buzz, Lucy May Pollard as Punky, Callum Train as Timey and Ellen Whitehead as Boo Who. The role of Cindy Lou will be alternated between Isla Gie, Eve Corbishley, Sophie Woods and Bebe Massey.
Casting for other tour dates has yet to be confirmed.
The musical adaption features a book and lyrics by Timothy Mason and music from Mel Marvin.
The UK production will feature set design from John Lee Beatty, lighting design from Ben Cracknell, sound design from Richard Brooker, costume design from Robert Morgan and orchestrations from Michael Starobin.