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A Christmas Carol (Susan Elkin reviews)

A Christmas Carol at the Lyceum Theatre, London (the show will also be performed on 18 December).

Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩

At the front of the stage are lined up the cream of musical theatre and enough talent to fill several theatres.

At the back is a 16-strong chorus, many of them with occasional cameos to present, and all of them top-notch young singers.

But the real star of this warm-hearted show is the large London Musical Theatre Orchestra (conducted by Freddie Tapner) which consists of some of the finest musicians in London and sits quite literally centre-stage – it’s a joy to see and hear the accompaniment in musical theatre allowed, for once, to escape from the pit or from a platform behind a curtain …

Read the rest of this review at Musical Theatre Review: http://musicaltheatrereview.com/a-christmas-carol-lyceum-theatre/

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Susan Elkin
Susan Elkin Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. She was Education and Training Editor at The Stage from 2005 - 2016
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