Due to popular demand, West Yorkshire Playhouse is extending WHITE CHRISTMAS by a further week. Opening to great critical acclaim, this brand new production of Irving Berlin’s classic musical will run until Saturday 24 January.
Acclaimed West End actors Darren Day, Oliver Tompsett, Emma Williams and Holly Dale Spencer play lead roles as song and dance duo Bob Wallace and Phil Davis and the sparky Haynes sisters in this brand new version of the Broadway musical, directed by Nikolai Foster.
WHITE CHRISTMAS is performed by a celebrated cast of 17. Adapted from the classic 1954 film starring Bing Crosby, whose beloved rendition of the title track is the best-selling single of all time, this original new staging of the musical features a fresh jazz-inspired orchestration of Irving Berlin’s score – including Blue Skies, Sisters and the legendary White Christmas.
West Yorkshire Playhouse’s production WHITE CHRISTMAS is the first major new UK staging of the Broadway musical. It follows Nikolai’s previous festive offerings ANNIE and A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Birmingham Rep/West Yorkshire Playhouse). His numerous acclaimed theatre productions include CALAMITY JANE starring Jodie Prenger (Watermill Theatre) and the 20th anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey’s BEAUTIFUL THING (national tour). The production brings together a creative team led by ANNIE choreographer Nick Winston, Tony Award nominated designer Matthew Wright and Tony Award nominated orchestrator Jason Carr (A CHRISTMAS CAROL).
WHITE CHRISTMAS forms part of the Playhouse’s widest offering for audiences this Christmas alongside a new production of Roald Dahl’s JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, adapted by David Wood, and the critically acclaimed Lyric Hammersmith, Pins And Needles and West Yorkshire Playhouse co-production RAYMOND BRIGGS’ FATHER CHRISTMAS.
To book tickets call Box Office on 0113 213 7700 or visit www.wyp.org.uk