Interview: George Maguire, Bob Cratchit & Jacob Marley in Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol

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Olivier winner George Maguire is currently starring as Bob Cratchit and Jacob Marley in the European premiere of Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol at the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall.


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Some of George’s early theatre credits include: Stu in Tonight’s The Night, Angel in Rent, Joe Vegas in Fame, Marc Bolan in 20th Century Boy, Berger in Hair and Busker in Lift.

George won the 2015 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for originating the role of Dave Davies in the West End production of Sunny Afternoon (Hampstead Theatre/Harold Pinter Theatre). He went on to play Macheath in The Busker’s Opera (Park Theatre), Orsino/Malvolio in Twelfth Night (Bridge House Theatre), Alan Dangle in One Man Two Guvnors (New Wosley/Nuffield Theatres) and the title role in The Wicker Husband (Watermill Theatre).

Most recently George played Buck Barrow in Bonnie & Clyde, firstly in the musical’s concert alongside Jeremy Jordan at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and then again in the show’s fully staged run at the Arts Theatre. 

Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol runs at the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall 8th December 2022 – 8 January 2023. Visit for info and tickets. 

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Photo Credit: Manuel Harlan

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