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The Hoff to play Ebenezer Scrooge in Nottingham

Published: 25 April 2019
Reporter: Steve Orme

David Hasselhoff will play Ebenezer Scrooge in a new adaptation of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol which will have two performances at the Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham in December 2019.

As a result of Scrooge’s new-found goodwill, he will give away £3,000 in cash to an audience member at every performance.

Hasselhoff said, “I’ve dreamt of playing Scrooge for a long time. The great thing about this production is that it’s not a panto, it’s a fully-fledged Christmas show. It’s the Dickens classic with great music on a spectacular scale in huge arenas. But just imagine coming to see the show and then walking away with £3,000 in cash. That’s pretty incredible.”

Pauline Quirke will make a holographic appearance as the Ghost of Christmas Past. There will also be a horse-drawn Dickensian carriage complete with an “intelligent” horse, a 16-hand, white Arab stallion that even does an impression of Janet Street Porter.

The cast of more than 100 includes musical clown Charlie Cairoli Jr, a host of West End actors, live musicians, dancers, acrobats, comedians and 70 children and teenage performers from the Pauline Quirke Academy.

There will be two performances of Scrooge: A Funny Family Spectacular at the Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham on Saturday 28 December at 3 and 7PM.