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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, 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!

★★★★★ ‘Makes one bounce out of the theatre with heart aglow and eyes misted with tears.’ Daily Telegraph

Customer Reviews

46 reviews
Lydia A
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13 Jan 2019

It was one of the best plays I’ve ever seen. Simon Callow was outstanding. He was passionate, engaging, and totally brilliant. He captured the audiences imagination with his excellent performance whilst using very few props and sheer talent.

Satisfied Sandra
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13 Jan 2019

Truly, I did not know what to expect, I thought perhaps Simon would read from the original novel and add his own character to it. The play was fantastic, he was fantastic, little twists and scenes from the novel simply came alive. (Was a tad cold in the theatre, and sometimes it peeves me, that I book ahead and pay full price, then on the day, remaining tickets are sold so much cheaper!) Notwithstanding, it was well worth every penny and I wouldn’t let this spoil the memory. Moving, funny, sincere, a sensational performance that I shall not forget, ever. Congratulations to all those involved.

Kate m
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12 Jan 2019

Simon Callow is amazing he brings to life an integral part of Christmas funny touching and beautifully crafted will definitely take family and friend

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11 Jan 2019

An excellent production. Simon Callow is superb. He gave a stunning performance over the 80 minutes - the time just flew by. He kept us enthralled right until the end. Congratulations to you Simon and hopefully you will come back again for the next Christmas season.

John Dempster
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10 Jan 2019

Simon Callow’s one man “A Christmas Carol” was an absolute joy. For 80 minutes he kept the audience spellbound, reflecting the satire, humour and commentary of Dickens Victorian London. The minimalist set, just a screen and a few chairs, added to the sense of intimacy and worked really well. It is obvious from the performance that Simon Callow has a great affection for Dickens’ work. This performance truly was wondrous and I only wish I’d seen it before Christmas to add to the sense of joy.


Access Information

Captioned performances: Wednesday 9th January 2019 at 3:30PM and 7:30PM


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

Cancellation Policy

No refunds available after purchase.


80 minutes no interval

Suitable For Children

Age Recommendation: 8+

When Can I Go

Saturday 8 December 2018 - Saturday 12 January 2019

Matinees - 3:30PM 

Evenings - 7:30PM