Age Restriction: Recommended 8+
It just wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit from the ghosts of Christmas’s past, present and future and this year London theatre audiences will get to visit the world created by Charles Dickens once again as Simon Callow returns to the iconic role of Ebenezer Scrooge. Once again the production is headed to the Arts Theatre in the West End and as a result the stage there will be transformed into 19th century London under the direction of Tom Cairns, who also works as designer on the production. It is certain to be a season that stands out amongst the Christmas crowd.
A Christmas Carol is no stranger to the West End stage and a version of the Charles Dickens classic tends to appear here year after year. Whilst the Arts Theatre acts as its home this Christmas (with this production also appearing back in 2012) it was the Noel Coward Theatre that welcomed it in 2015 with Jim Broadbent in the lead role. Prior to that it was the Trafalgar Studios and a previous run at the Arts, with a unique production starring Gareth Hale (Hale & Pace) appearing from November 2009. It is a testament to the timeless quality of the text that it keeps on finding an adoring audience.
Few are unaware of the story of the play, with the focus falling on Ebenezer Scrooge, an inhabitant of Victorian-era London, who is famous for being a grumpy, unpleasant human being who forces his employees to work on Christmas Day, all the while uttering his famous phrase “Bah! Humbug!” During the night before Christmas he is visited by three ghosts, including his former business partner Jacob Marley, and by seeing his past present and future he is able to see the error of his ways.
Simon Callow is a well known actor whose work spans the stage and screen and in recent years, in the West End, he has been seen in the show Shakespeare: The Man From Stratford at the Harold Pinter Theatre and The Mystery Of Charles Dickens at the Playhouse Theatre. His other credits include Being Shakespeare at the Trafalgar Studios, Waiting For Godot at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and Equus at the Chichester Festival Theatre, amongst others.
A Christmas Carol returns to the Arts Theatre for a Christmas run beginning on Thursday 8th December 2016.
|Booking From:||Thursday, 5th January 2017|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 7th January 2017|
|Running Time:||1 hour 30 min|
|Age Restriction:||Recommended 8+|
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