A Christmas Carol
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Following sell-out seasons in 2012, 2013 and 2016 and critical and audience acclaim, Simon Callow returns in this much-lauded production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, playing at the Arts Theatre for a strictly limited season from 8 December. Intensely dramatic and profoundly heart-warming, A CHRISTMAS CAROL is one of the greatest ghost stories ever written. This is storytelling at its very finest.

Using the adaptation Dickens made for his own public performances as a starting point, Simon Callow and director and designer Tom Cairns have conjured up a moving, funny and fast-paced one-man theatrical spectacular that will leave you with a warm festive glow.

Dickens takes us on a man's astonishing journey through his past, his present and (terrifyingly) his future, led by his three ghostly guides. Will Ebenezer Scrooge, tight-fisted, cruel and bitter, finally re-join the human race and learn to embrace the true generous and humble spirit of Christmas?
From the miser's dank and creaking house filled with shadows to cosy hearths, from stark graveyards to joyful festivities, this treasured story offers a celebration of goodness, a plea for justice and the promise of redemption.

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. Brought to life by the magnificent Simon Callow, this is a Christmas must see for 8 to 108-year olds!
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'Makes one bounce out of the theatre with heart aglow and eyes misted with tears.'
Daily Telegraph

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'A spellbinding piece of theatre'
Financial Times

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'A Dickens tour de force'
Daily Mail

★★★★★
'Warm-hearted. Enthralling. Reminds us what a true Christmas might be'
Daily Express

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'Beautiful and Magical'
Daily Telegraph

★★★★
Evening Standard

★★★★
Theatre Cat

'An absolute master... A man utterly in command of his art' Daily Mirror
SIMON CALLOW'S ONE-MAN CHRISTMAS CAROL RETURNS TO THE WEST END (20 SEPTEMBER 2018)

The traditional Christmas staple of Charles Dickens' much-loved A Christmas Carol returns this festive season to the West End stage starring Simon Callow, running at the Arts Theatre for a strictly limited season from 8 December 2018 to 12 January 2019.

With critically acclaimed, sell-out seasons in 2011, 2012 and 2016, A Christmas Carol with Simon Callow has become a traditional and well-loved adaptation for the festive season. Using the adaptation Dickens made for his own public performances, Callow - together with director and designer Tom Cairns - have conjured up a moving, funny and fast-paced one-man theatrical spectacular described as intensely dramatic and profoundly heart-warming.

Simon Callow is returning to reprise his role and is stepping back into Charles Dickens' shoes following previous performances as the author in the stage productions The Mystery of Charles Dickens at the Playhouse Theatre, Dr Marigold & Mr Chops at Riverside Studios, the film Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairytale, on television in the BBC's An Audience with Charles Dickens, and Doctor Who in 2005 and 2011. Callow has even written two books about the author, Dickens' Christmas in 2003 and Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World in 2012.

The enduring popularity of A Christmas Carol, both as a novel and on stage, is testament to a story that transcends over centuries and it has never been out of print. Within two months of its original publication in 1843, eight stage productions were known to have been mounted, and Dickens himself chose the story to perform not only at his first public reading in 1853 but also at his farewell performance in 1869.

Alongside the return of the critically-acclaimed stage production, Callow and Cairns have also reimagined the production, especially for the cinema. A Christmas Carol is in cinemas nationwide on Tuesday 11 December 2018.





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Type of production: Play

Opened: 08 December 2018

Booking until: 12 January 2018

Running time: 1Hour 20 Mins

Prices: £27.00 - £73.00

Cast: Simon Callow
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