The UK To Get ‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’ In Concert

Disney | Royal Albert Hall


Disney | Royal Albert Hall

After what was probably one of the worst holiday seasons in recent memory, things may be going back to normal this year. A live orchestra accompanying a Christmas classic is the best way to celebrate, don’t ya think?

The Disney Insider saw that the Muppets have a concert on the way. No, it’s not Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. It is The Jim Henson Company’s take on the classic Charles Dickens tale. The collaboration between Royal Albert Hall and Disney Concerts brings Gonzo, Rizzo, Kermit, and the rest to the UK and Scotland this Christmas.

As of writing this, the only option to see the show is at Royal Albert Hall on December 11th. Seats can be purchased by clicking here. Showtimes are at 2:30 PM and 7:00 PM. The tour version of the concert will have tickets on sale starting March 31st.

Depending on how the UK and Scotland handle COVID-19 in the coming months, tickets may be hard to come by. Travel restrictions to and from the island nation will hopefully be lifted by then. We Yanks want a crack at seeing this, too.

From the Royal Albert Hall’s official concert page:

Family favourite The Muppet Christmas Carol will be screened with live orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall as part of our 2021 Christmas season. This show will take you on a magical journey through the classic Charles Dickens story performed by the Muppets. In this heartwarming Disney movie, Kermit the Frog plays Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Gonzo, as Dickens, narrates the story with the help of Rizzo the Rat. The film also features Miss Piggy as Emily Cratchit among others. The original score, composed by Miles Goodman (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Little Shop of Horrors) with songs by Oscar®, Emmy® and Grammy®-winning songwriter Paul Williams (Rainbow Connection, Evergreen), will be performed live by a full symphony orchestra while the film is projected in high definition on the big screen.

[Source: The Disney Insider]

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