A Christmas Carol with Simon Callow tickets


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Following sell-out seasons in 2011/12 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. Based on Dickens' own performance adaptation, 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 8-88 year olds! Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL is one of the most beloved books in the English language. It has become a classic Christmas tale for generations of grown-ups and children alike. 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. 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). Notable recent acting work has included his performance as Count Fosco, the villain of Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White, both in film and on stage; as Pozzo in Beckett's Waiting for Godot opposite Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Patrick Stewart and Ronald Pickup; and as the psychiatrist in Chichester Festival Theatre's production of Peter Shaffer's Equus.

Customer Reviews

42 reviews
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11 Jan 2017

a wonderfull performance by a master.would recommend to everyone.

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10 Jan 2017

A lovely adaptation of a timeless story. Simon Callow gives a sensitive portrayal of all the characters, especially Scrooge. I left the theatre feeling uplifted and humbled after seeing such a wonderful performance.

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29 Dec 2016

I wasn't disappointed with this production it was everything I expected and more. I'm amazed at Simon Callow's energetic storytelling which he made come so alive for the whole hour and a bit. Anyone who hasn't seen this yet is in for a treat. It was really special to see it just before Christmas too

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29 Dec 2016

As my 14year old daughter commented at the end... 'how does he remember an entire book and so brilliantly?' And,' I thought I'd be bored but it was really exciting and time passed so quickly'. I replied... 'he' s passionate about his subject. He was basically 'Dickens'. We both loved it all. I've read this story every Christmas for the past 7years and it was our book club choice this November but NOTHING brings it to life as convincingly as this performance. An absolute MUST SEE for all Dickens fans and beyond. Bravo Mr Callow

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29 Dec 2016

This was an amazing show - brilliantly delivered.....



84 Long Lane, London SE1 4AU

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Simon published his own biography of Dickens in early 2012. On screen, Simon is best known for his roles in Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love and Amadeus


1 hour 30 mins - no interval

How Does It Work

You will receive a confirmation email with a voucher attached. Please print this voucher and bring it to the Box Office. We recommend you arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before the show to collect your tickets and settle into your seats.


***** 'Makes one bounce out of the theatre with heart aglow and eyes misted with tears.' Daily Telegraph **** 'A spellbinding piece of theatre' Financial Times **** 'A Dickens tour de force' Daily Mail **** 'Warm-hearted. Enthralling. Reminds us what a true Christmas might be' Daily Express **** 'Beautiful and Magical' Daily Telegraph 'An absolute master... A man utterly in command of his art' Daily Mirror

Suitable For Children

Recommended 8+

Where Do I Go

Arts Theatre : 6-7 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H7JB NEAREST TUBE: LEICESTER SQUARE. Take the Cambridge Circus exit (Exit 3). The theatre is the first street on the right.