A selection of well-known faces from the worlds of sport, comedy, TV and radio have been announced as guest narrators for ‘Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical’ during the run at The Lowry.
Throughout the run guest narrators will open a number of specially selected performances with a reading from the original book to bring together the magic of Dr Seuss’ original and the musical adaptation.
Confirmed guest narrators include:
• Tuesday 17th December 2019 at 7.30pm: Lee Mossop (Salford Red Devils Captain)
• Wednesday 18th December 2019 at 7.30pm: Adrian Morley (former professional rugby league footballer)
• Thursday 19th December 2019 at 7.30pm: Paul Dennett, Salford City Mayor
• Saturday 21st December 2019 at 7.30pm: Julia Fawcett OBE (CEO of The Lowry)
• Sunday 22nd December 2019 at 11am: Chelsea Norris (BBC Radio Manchester Breakfast)
• Sunday 22nd December 2019 at 7.30pm: Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester
• Tuesday 24th December 2019 at 2.30pm: Michelle Eagleton (Co-presenter at Your MCR)
• Saturday 28th December 2019 at 2.30pm & Sunday 29th December at 2.30pm: Justin Moorhouse (Comedian)
More names to be announced.
The record-setting Broadway sensation will bring seasonal musical merriment to The Lowry for a special Christmas season, starting from Tuesday 10 December 2019 and running through until Sunday 5 January 2020.
Starring comedy legend Griff Rhys Jones as Old Max alongside X-Factor’s Matt Terry as Young Max, and Edward Baker-Duly as The Grinch, the world-famous festive mischief maker.
Featuring the hit songs ‘You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch’ and ‘Welcome Christmas’, Max the Dog narrates the show, as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is two sizes too small, decides to steal Christmas away from the Holiday loving Whos.
Magnificent sets and costumes inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations help transport audiences to the whimsical world of Whoville, breathing life into this timeless story and conjuring the true meaning of Christmas.
The 2019 production is based on the show originally created by three-time Tony Award winning director, Jack O’Brien. The UK creative team features Set Design by John Lee Beatty, Lighting Design by Ben Cracknell, Sound Design by Richard Brooker, Costume Design by Robert Morgan and Michael Starobin is the show’s Orchestrator.
The show broke box office records for two consecutive years on Broadway. Since then, more than two million people across America have been thrilled by this heart-warming musical.