The traditional Christmas staple of Charles Dickens’ much loved A Christmas Carol returns this festive season to the London stage starring Simon Callow.
His beloved adaptation, which played critically acclaimed seasons in 2011, 2012 and 2016, will take residency at the Arts Theatre for a strictly limited season from 8 December to 12 January.
Using the adaptation Dickens made for his own public performances, Callow, together with director and designer Tom Cairns, will conjure up a moving, funny and fast-paced one-man theatrical spectacular that is both intensely dramatic and profoundly heart-warming.
Esteemed actor Callow 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.
In A Christmas Carol, 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?
So give yourself one more reason to be excited about the festive season, and book A Christmas Carol tickets today!