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About the show

Simon Callow returns to the West End to star in his critically-acclaimed, one-man re-imagining of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, A Christmas Carol. Last seen in London in 2016, the festive frolic is based on Dickens’ own performance of his novel in 1853 and 1869. The production plays at the Arts Theatre for a strictly limited run.

Based on the well-known Dickens novel, A Christmas Carol is the beloved story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly old man who is convinced that Christmas is the worst time of year. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the ghostly spirits from his past, present and future, who force him to face his worst fears and change his ways forever.

A treasured story of celebration, joy and redemption, this is a festive treat that promises to warm the heart of the most Grinch-like audience member.

Simon Callow stars in this one-man extravaganza, having previously starred as Charles Dickens in The Mystery of Charles Dickens at the Playhouse Theatre. Further theatre credits include Waiting for Godot, Being Shakespeare and Dr Marigold & Mr Chops. Screen credits include Doctor Who, The Woman in White and more.

Directed by Tom Cairns, this re-imagined classic Christmassy tale is a glorious example of storytelling that is perfect for the festive season. An uplifting, seasonal story, A Christmas Carol with Simon Callow plays at London’s Arts Theatre from 8 December 2018 to 12 January 2019.

Who Should See It?

Simon Callow fans and those who love Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale will thoroughly enjoy this festive treat.

A Christmas Carol is recommended 8+.

Playing at

Arts Theatre
6-7 Great Newport Street
Seating Plan

Arts Theatre seating plan

Booking period

8th Dec 2018

23rd Apr 2019

12th Jan 2019

Running time

80 minutes (no interval)


Recommended 8+