White Christmas in 2021

Dec 23 2020 | By More

Playhouse confirms Irving Berlin classic for 2021

The West End production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas will now play the Edinburgh Playhouse for the Festival season 2021/2022, with tickets on sale, Monday 21 December 2020.

The production is now rescheduled to run Tuesday 14 December 2021 to Sunday 2 January 2022, with tickets for the abandoned 2020 run valid for these new dates.

The cast of White Christmas at the Dominion, Christmas 2019.

The production originated at the Curve in Leicester in Christmas 2018 and is directed by theatre’s AD Nikolai Foster and uses new choreography by Stephen Mear who has two Oliviers – for Hello Dolly! and his co-choreographic work with Sir Matthew Bourne on Mary Poppins.

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas is adapted from the 1954 movie. The book by David Ives and Paul Blake follows the plot closely with a couple of additions from the Berlin song cannon, and was first staged in 2000 with choreography by Randy Skinner.

The back-stage musical follows Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, two old US army buddies turned Broadway stars, who attempt to help out their old commanding officer General Waverly while coping with romantic misunderstandings involving the singing Haynes sisters.

Bersides Mear’s new choreography, the Curve production has set design by Michael Taylor and costumes by Diego Pitarch. Musical Supervision is by Stephen Brooker, lighting design by Mark Henderson and sound design by Tom Marshall. Orchestrations are by Larry Blank with new musical arrangements by Jason Carr.

Casting for the 2021/2022 revival at the Edinburgh Playhouse will be announced at a later date.


White Christmas
Edinburgh Playhouse, 18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA
Tuesday 14 December 2021 to Sunday 2 January 2022
Evenings @ 7.30pm: Tue 14 – Sat 18, Wed 22/Thurs 23, Mon 27, Wed 29/Thurs 30.
Matinees 2.30pm: all Sats, Thurs 16, Weds 22, Mon 27/Tue 28, Thurs 30.
All Suns & Fri 24: 1pm & 5pm.
Tickets and details: Book here.


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