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Simon Callow in A Christmas Carol

Following sell-out seasons in 2012, 2013 and 2016, Simon Callow returns in this much-lauded production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, playing for a limited season from 8 December. Intensely dramatic and profoundly heart-warming, A CHRISTMAS CAROL is storytelling at its 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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WELCOME TO THE ARTS THEATRE

Welcome to the ARTS THEATRE, winner of Best Theatrical Venue in the 2016 Broadway World Awards. The Arts is an independent commercial theatre situated in the heart of London’s West End, providing a dynamic programme of entertainment of all genres.

Our main house is a 350-seat proscenium arch theatre which has been in operation since 1927. We also operate Above the Arts, a private members bar and performance space on the first floor.

The Arts is also home to Rooms at the Arts, two bright and airy studios available for hire for rehearsals and workshops, as well as Covent Garden Cocktail Club. We look forward to welcoming you to the West End’s most vibrant theatre complex.

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Simon Callow in A Christmas Carol

08-12-2018

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12-01-2019

Following sell-out seasons in 2012, 2013 and 2016, Simon Callow returns in this much-lauded production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, playing for a limited season from 8 December. Intensely dramatic and profoundly heart-warming, A CHRISTMAS CAROL is storyt...

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Leo Roberts Presents: The Golden Age

21-12-2018

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21-12-2018

An Evening of Rogers & Hammerstein's Classics. Featuring songs inspired by Gordon Macrae and Howard Keel, Leo Roberts Presents “The Golden Age”!

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SIX

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05-05-2019

Divorced. Beheaded. LIVE IN CONCERT. From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to rewrite 'Her-story'. Following a sell-out UK tour, hit pop-concert musical SIX returns to the Arts Theatre.

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Pippa D. Collins One Night Only

09-02-2019

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09-02-2019

Bringing her one woman show to the Arts Theatre, Pippa tells the story of her career so far with songs that have inspired and shaped her life, with genuine charm, humour and open and powerful voice.

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Ian McKellen On Stage

11-02-2019

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11-02-2019

I’m celebrating my 80th birthday by touring a new solo show to theatres I know well and a few that I don’t. The show starts with Gandalf and will probably end with an invitation to act with me on stage. In-between there will be anecdotes and a...

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If So & So What Though

26-03-2019

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26-03-2019

“Something happens. Some things change.” If So & So What Though is a new musical song-cycle written by singer, actor & composer Joe Partridge, covering topics from modern dating to feelings experienced whilst having a hair cut

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Music Hall Tavern

08-04-2019

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08-04-2019

The UK’s premier comedy drag show is back for its 6th year with a brand new hilarious fabulous glamorous show for 2019!

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