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Review: Scrooge, The Lowry, Salford Quays
YOU know that you’re going to get a good performance when one of the UK’s best-loved actors, Tommy Steele is the star of the show.
And I wasn’t disappointed when we went to see him in the popular record-breaking London Palladium production of Scrooge at The Lowry.
His presence was as wonderful as his bright blue eyes which, according to one woman sat next to me in the stalls, ‘he’s still got it!’
The all-singing, all-dancing performance was the perfect portion to get you into the Christmas spirit, with the classic Dickens tale that everyone loves.
With Tiny Tim, the three ghosts and the biggest prize-turkey you’ve ever seen, the quality of the characters was of a high standard.
The set looked like a scene from a Christmas card and the individual performances delivered by both adult and child actors left us singing along and grinning in our seats.
Magic was in the air when the ghosts of the Past, Present and Future appeared with specially created illusions by magician Paul Kieve, who is best-known for the magic effects in the Harry Potter films.
Children were left open-mouthed and managed to jump from their seats when the ghosts appeared.
A 74-year-old Tommy makes being Ebenezer Scrooge his own, adding a comical twist to a humorous performance leaving the adults chuckling away.
With a fantastic musical score including December The Twenty-fifth, I Hate Christmas and the Oscar-nominated hit Thank You Very Much, this spectacular musical is the perfect Christmas treat for the family, young and old.