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David Hasselhoff to star in Scrooge at Birmingham's Resorts World Arena

By Rebecca Stanley | Birmingham | Theatre & Comedy | Published:

Birmingham fans will be able to hassle The Hoff himself when the legendary actor comes to the city as part of Scrooge.

David Hasselhoff as Scrooge. Picture by: David Hogan

Baywatch and Knight Rider star David Hasselhoff will appear in the 'funny family spectacular' from December 20 to 23 at the Resorts World Arena in the titular role of Ebenezer Scrooge.

On top of this, as a result of Scrooge’s newfound goodwill, he will be giving away £3,000 in cash to one lucky audience member at every performance.

Speaking ahead of the shows, the 66-year-old actor, singer, producer and businessman said he had dreamt of playing EScrooge for a long time.

"The great thing about this is that it’s not a panto, it’s a fully-fledged Christmas show," he continued.

"It’s the Dickens classic with great music on a spectacular scale in huge arenas. But just imagine coming to see the show and walking away with £3,000 That’s pretty incredible.”

“Even though Scrooge is a mean baddie, he’s a fun guy, you know? You like him and at the end when he realises his heart was broken he turns into someone who wants to live the rest of his life in a positive way.

"It’s very similar to my life, in a way. I’ve gone through ups and downs and I’m coming back strong, with a beautiful wife and a lot of fantastic opportunities like this.”

Alongside The Hoff will be the much loved Birds of a Feather actress Pauline Quirke as the Ghost of Christmas Past who will be projected as a life size hologram.

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David and Pauline will be joined by a real horse drawn Dickensian carriage complete with an ‘intelligent’ horse. The 16-hand white Arab stallion nods, shakes its head, bows on command, crosses its legs when it wants to go to the toilet and eventually lays down to sleep.

Other show elements include a falabella miniature horse that pulls Tiny Tim’s hearse, a flying four poster bed, a black light ghost sequence with cirque aerialists, and a fluorescent ghost train that moves around the arena complete with ghost.

The show will also include famous musical clown Charlie Cairoli Jr, a host of West End leading actors along with live musicians, dancers, acrobats and comedians. Further casting will be announced soon.

For more information and to buy tickets, click here.

Rebecca Stanley

By Rebecca Stanley
@becci_star

Entertainment journalist for Express & Star and Shropshire Star. Contact me: rebecca.stanley@expressandstar.co.uk

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