A Christmas Carol with Simon Callow

08th December 2016


07th January 2017

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.

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.

Presented by Assembly & Riverside Studios

Headline Quotes

‘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

Show Information

Evening Previews - 8th December - 11th December 7.45pm (no show on Mon 12th)
Matinee Previews - 10th December - 11th December 3.30pm

Evening Shows - 13th December - 7th Jan 7.45pm
No Evening shows on Mon 19th, Sat 24th, Sun 25th, Sat 31st Dec, Sun 1st Jan
Matinee Shows - 14th December - 31st December
No shows on 25th December or 1st January
Additional Matinee shows on Wed 4th and Sat 7th Jan

Duration: 1 hour 20 mins, no interval

The Arts Theatre operates Dynamic Pricing. The prices are subject to change throughout the on-sale period.

Age Recommendation: Suitable for ages 8-88

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