Production to star Aled Jones and Tom Chambers, replacing long running ‘We Will Rock You.’ White Christmas, a musical starring Aled Jones and Tom Chambers and directed by Morgan Young, opens at the Dominion Theatre on November 12, 2014, following previews from November 8 – running to January 3, 2015.
Aled Jones will play the character of Bob Wallace and Tom Chambers will play Phil Davis. The cast also includes Wendi Peters (Martha), Graham Cole (General Waverley), Rachel Stanley (Betty Haynes) and Louise Bowden (Judy Haynes).
White Christmas tells the story of two ex-army friends as they team up with a pair of sisters to put on a show to save their former General’s remote Vermont ski lodge that’s fallen on hard times. The show, which is based on the Paramount Pictures film starring Bing Crosby, has music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake.
It includes many well known songs such as ‘Let Yourself Go’, ‘Sisters’, ‘The Best Things Happen When You’re Dancing’ and the classic ‘White Christmas’. The Dominion Theatre is due to be refurbished prior to the limited eight-week run of White Christmas.
Aled Jones, who has become best known as a television presenter, will be making his West End musical theatre debut. Like Bing Crosby, Aled Jones has also enjoyed success with a song that gains airplay every Christmas – his version of The Snowman’s ‘Walking In The Air’ became a top 10 hit in 1985. Tom Chambers last appeared on the West End stage in ‘Top Hat,’ which ran at the Aldwych Theatre from April 2012 to February 2013.