ONE of the most successful British entertainers of all time, returns to the stage this festive season in the title role of the record breaking production of Scrooge.

Tommy Steele’s performances at the London Palladium sent him into the record books as the star to have headlined the most performances at the city’s most famous theatre.

His legendary career includes more than 20 hit singles, Hollywood movie hits such as The Happiest Millionaire and Finian’s Rainbow, and countless award winning stage musicals such as Half a Sixpence, Hans Andersen and Singin’ in the Rain.

Steel, who is rumoured to have shown Elvis Presley round London on a secret visit to England, has had a prestigious plaque mounted at the Palladium to honor this extraordinary achievement.

The perfect treat, Scrooge is a heartwarming family story with stunning sets and costumes, specially created illusions by magician Paul Kieve (acclaimed for the magic effects in the Harry Potter films) and a fantastic musical score which features the Oscar nominated hit Thank You Very Much.

It is showing at the Edinburgh Playhouse from November 8 to 13 at 7.30pm, with afternoon shows on Wednesday and Saturday starting at 2.30pm.

No Winter season would be complete without Ebenezer, Bob Cratchit, the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, and of course Tiny Tim! So bring the family and get ready to embark on a magical theatrical experience unlike any other in this international smash-hit musical sensation Scrooge!

Tickets, priced from £12.50, are available for sale by calling the theatre’s booking line on: 0844 847 1660 or logging on to Alternatively, for the chance to win one of four pairs of tickets to the show’s opening night on Monday, November 8, pick up a copy of this week's Border Telegraph - out on Wednesday, November 3.