A Christmas Carol with Simon Callow

Arts Theatre, London
Booking to 12 January 2019
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Simon Callow returns to the West End in this much-lauded production of A Christmas Carol, playing at the Arts Theatre for a strictly limited season.

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is one of the most beloved books in the English language and has become a classic Christmas tale for generations of grown-ups and children alike.

Using Dickens’ adaptation of the story from his own public performances, Simon Callow and director-designer Tom Cairns have created a one-man theatrical extravaganza of festive story-telling that is both heart-warming and deeply moving. A Christmas must see for all ages.

A Christmas Carol with Simon Callow is booking from 8 December 2018 until 12 January 2019 a the Arts Theatre, London

What’s the Story?

As the ghosts spirit Scrooge from the present to his past and future, Dickens takes us on a magical journey from the miser’s dank and creaking house to cosy hearths, and from snowy graveyards to joyful festivities.

This treasured story offers a celebration of goodness, a plea for justice and the promise of redemption.

Who’s in it? A Christmas Carol Cast

Simon Callow, one of the nation’s best loved actors, returns to Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL after huge international success with The Mystery of Charles Dickens (West End and Broadway), national acclaim for Dr Marigold & Mr Chops and guest starring as Dickens on Doctor Who (BBC). His many film credits include the classic films Four Weddings & A Funeral and A Room With a View.


Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 12 January 2019

Important Notes

Running Time: 1 hour 30 min Age Restrictions: Recommended 8+

Venue Information

Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 24, 29, 176

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Simon Callow to star in A Christmas Carol
Simon Callow will star in A Christmas Carol at the Arts Theatre for a strictly-limited 5-week season this Christmas. Following previous runs in 2012, 2013 and 2016, Simon Callow will reprise his role in the much-lauded production which is based on an adaptation by Charles Dickens from his own public performances on the classic tale. Callow has worked with director-designer Tom Cairns to produce a one-man production of the Christmas story. Led by three ghostly Christmas spirits, Ebenezer Scrooge is taken on a journey through time. When faced directly with his past, present and future, Scrooge is taken on a last-chance path to redemption by dealing with his actions and consequences. Callow is no stranger to Dickens. He has played the author in stage productions of The Mystery of Charles Dickens and Dr Marigold & Mr Chops at Riverside Studios, on television in the BBC’s An Audience with Charles Dickens as well as episodes of Doctor Who in 2005 and 2011. Callow has also written two books about the author: Dickens’ Christmas and Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World. In a career that spans over four decades, recent non-Dickens credits include performing in the 2008 run of Equus at the Chichester Festival Theatre, where he played the psychiatrist. In 2009, he starred as Pozzo in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot alongside Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart. He also plays Henry Palmer in The Rebel, a British comedy series on Gold. Callow has also starred in the one-man plays Being Shakespeare at the Trafalgar Studios in 2011, which transferred to New York City and Chicago and enjoyed a later revival at the Harold Pinter Theatre in 2014. Callow and Cairns have also recreated the production for the cinema, to be shown in cinemas nationwide on 11th December 2018.   Find tickets to A Christmas Carol with Simon Callow A Christmas Carol with Simon Callow is booking from 8 December 2018 until 12 January 2019 a the Arts Theatre, London

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