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Another Night Before Christmas - production images released

George Maguire and Rachael Wooding

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

PRODUCTION photos have been released from the UK premiere of the festive musical Another Night Before Christmas. To view them click here.

Previously Posted: George Maguire (Dave Davies in Sunny Afternoon, Marc Bolan in 20th Century Boy) and Rachael Wooding (Scaramouche in We Will Rock You, Eva Peron in Evita, and Britain’s Got Talent 2016) star in the UK premiere of the musical Another Night Before Christmas.

With book and lyrics by Sean Grennan and music by Leah Okimoto, it runs at Bridge House Theatre from Monday, November 28 to Friday, December 23, 2016.

Rachel Tucker, who played Elphaba in the Broadway production of Wicked and is currently in the West End’s 10th anniversary cast, and Oliver Tompsett (Wicked, We Will Rock You) provide voiceovers.

It’s Christmas Eve and for Karol, a 30-something, overworked and underpaid social worker, the Festive Season can’t be over soon enough! To her, this time of year is full of over-indulgence, over priced everything and unfulfilled hopes and wishes. Walking home from her office party she meets a scraggly-bearded ‘homeless’ man to whom she gives her bag of leftover office party food.

Thinking nothing more of it, she settles in for her ‘non’ Christmas Eve for one – a truly peaceful and silent night. However like the best laid plans they are rudely interrupted when the man from earlier appears in her flat . But who is he, a half-crazed burglar as she believes? Or could Santa Claus really have come to town?

Another Night Before Christmas is directed by Guy Retallack and produced by Bridge House Productions SE20 and Climar Productions and follows their previous productions of It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol … More or Less and the award-winning Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story.

Guy Retallack’s other credits include Worlds End by Paul Sellar (Trafalgar Studios), Liberty by Glyn Maxwell (Shakespeare’s Globe), Secret Rapture by David Hare (Lyric Theatre for BKL), Future Me by Stephen Brown (Theatre503/UK Tour), The Lifeblood by Glyn Maxwell (Wiltons Music Hall/Riverside Studios), Faster for Filter Theatre at the Lyric Hammersmith and subsequently at 59E59 Street Theater, New York, Tommy by Pete Townshend & The Who for BKL and the Royal Academy of Music, Emma by Doon Mackican and Martin Miller and Richard III starring Eddie Marsan as Richard.

Retallack has taught at many leading drama schools, and is an acting coach. For more information, visit www.guyretallack.co.uk.

Tickets: £12 – £16. To book, call the box office on 020 8133 0311 or visit www.bhtheatre.com/.

Bridge House Theatre, 2 High Street, Penge, London, SE20 8RZ