Tom Fletcher this morning announced that he is releasing a special Musical Edition of his novel ‘The Christmasaurus’, featuring the hit book and a brand new 14 track CD.
Released November 16th, this book and CD package marks the very first time an author has written a soundtrack to their novel.
The Musical Edition includes 14 never-before-heard songs on CD, all written and performed by Tom Fletcher. The tracks are accompanied by a full orchestra, alongside solos from Giovanna Fletcher, Carrie Hope-Fletcher – and Santa Claus! Throughout the story are prompts that tell you when to press play, with full lyrics included so readers can sing along too.
As Tom explains “This book all began with a song. It was called… ’The Christmasaurus’! That song inspired this whole story and as I began writing the book I wrote more songs that helped me tell the story and bring the characters to life. The book was released last year, but I knew that somehow I wanted to get these songs out there too. I see them as a soundtrack to the book and, while the book can be read on its own, just as the songs can be listened to without reading the book, you only get the full story when you combine the two.”
Tom also announced today the special guests who will be joining him for The Christmasaurus – Live On Stage.
Harry Judd, Matt Willis, his wife Giovanna Fletcher and his sister Carrie Hope Fletcher will all be appearing alongside Tom in the show, which arrives at the Eventim Apollo London for a special Christmas spectacular, for a strictly limited run from 21 – 28 December 2017.
Featuring the all new songs, ‘The Christmasaurus – Live On Stage’ is directed by Derek Bond and has been adapted for stage by Miranda Larson. The stage show will feature sleigh bells and singing elves, Santa Claus and ying reindeer, music and magic. It’s a tale about adventure, family, friendship and discovering that the impossible might just be possible.