A Christmas Carol at Arts Theatre tickets
A Christmas Carol at Arts Theatre tickets

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About the show

It’s not Christmas without A Christmas Carol, and Simon Callow’s version is fast becoming part of the tradition. Returning to the Arts Theatre for the 2018 holiday season, one of Britain’s greatest actors tells Charles Dickens’ classic tale in a critically-acclaimed, one-man production that guarantees to bring the story to life.

A Christmas Carol transports audiences to a Victorian London Christmas Eve, where the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge works the clerks at his financial firm to the bone. With no time or patience for Christmas, families, indulgence or any of the other things that are celebrated at Christmas time, he begrudgingly gives them the day off.

But his dreams that night are haunted by ghosts, who relentlessly escort him through his past, present and future and force him to confront his worst fears. Completely transformed by these visions, he awakes on Christmas morning with a heart full of generosity and love for his fellow people.

Simon Callow is a celebrated actor of stage and screen. As well as numerous, high-profile theatre credits such as Waiting for Godot, Equus and Shakespeare: The Man from Stratford, he has also appeared on screen in The Man Who Invented Christmas, Midsomer Murders and The Phantom of the Opera. Callow has also published several books.

The production is directed and designed by Tom Cairns, whose credits include productions at the National Theatre, Royal Opera House, Old Vic and the Donmar Warehouse.

A fantastic part of the holiday season, A Christmas Carol with Simon Callow is one of the most popular interpretations of the story. A heart-warming tale of a bitter old man discovering the ability to love again, the production plays at London’s Arts Theatre from 8 December 2018 to 12 January 2019.

Recommended for

Anyone who loves A Christmas Carol will find this an excellent adaptation of the story, which thoroughly puts you in the festive mood!

Age Recommendations: Recommended 8+

Dates and times

Running time: 80 minutes (no interval)
Opened: 08 Dec 2018
Booking from: 12 Jan 2019
Booking until: 12 Jan 2019

Location and map

Arts Theatre
6-7 Great Newport Street
London, WC2H 7JB

22 Reviews Add review

The great actor Simon Callow brings to life Dickens a Christmas Carol. It's dramatic, funny and heartwarming. The perfect Christmas... More

freddie12 5" 10, 90 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Absolutely fantastic! Such a brilliant performance from Mr Callow. Thoroughly enjoyed it and left the theatre full of good cheer and... More

joannet 1 review, 0 helpful votes

I didn't really know what to expect. Usually see shows with more than one a lot. However I thought it was performed very well.

sharlae 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Callow was excellent . The production was a faithful and inspiring interpretation of a Christmas Carol

ifeys 1 review, 0 helpful votes

yvonnem 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Fabulous show

janetteb 1 review, 0 helpful votes

AlexPhillips 171cm, 81 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Simon Callow is amazing!

laurahobbs 169 cm, 11 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Show was absolutely fantastic - funny, warm, clever and an absolute triumph for Simon Callow - BRAVO!!

laurab8 1 review, 0 helpful votes