IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS!
Monday 1 – Wednesday 3 December
Tue & Wed mats 1pm
MIRACLE ON 34th STREET, the classic musical based on one of the most popular and best loved Christmas films of all time, will play at Theatre Royal Brighton from Monday 1 to Wednesday 3 Decemberas part of a UK Tour.
MIRACLE ON 34th STREET is the heart warming story of Susan, a young girl who dreams of a father and brother to make her family whole, and Kris Kringle, a kindly elderly bearded man who claims he is the real Santa Claus. When employed as a Santa at a department store grotto, Kris quickly spreads a wave of love through New York City, but can he help make Susan’s wish come true? This dazzling musical adaptation, featuring such all time classics as It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, is an uplifting family tale of battling cynicism and learning what it truly means to believe.
Miracle on 34th Street originated as a 1947 motion picture starring Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood and Edmund Gwenn. The film became a perennial Christmas favourite, winning three Academy Awards and being nominated for Best Picture.
The stage version, originally entitled Here’s Love, opened on Broadway in 1963. A hugely popular remake of the film was also released in 1994 starring Richard Attenborough as Kris Kringle.
The cast features James Murphy as Kris Kringle, Inez Mackenzie as Doris, Ceris Hine as Susan, Jay Rincon as Fred Gaily, Robert Hannouch as Shellhammer and Craig Berry as R H Macy. The cast also includes Jodie Steele, Michaela Cartmell, Emily McAvoy, Scarlett Courtney, Stephanie Willson, Faye Charlotte Ainley, Adam Roberts, Calum Ewan Cameron, David Hinton-Gale and Toby Joyce.
MIRACLE ON 34th STREET has a book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, best known for writing and composing The Music Man, which premiered on Broadway in 1957 and was adapted twice for film in 1962 and 2003.
It won the 1958 Tony Award for Best Musical and the cast recording won the first ever Grammy Award for Best Original Cast Album. His work for film includes composing the score for Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score.
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