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A CHRISTMAS CAROL is one of the most daring and beloved books Charles Dickens ever wrote. It has become a classic Christmas tale for generations of children and adults alike.

As the Ghosts spirit Scrooge from his past to his present to his future, Dickens takes us on a magical journey from the miser's dank and creaking house to joyful festivities, and from snowy graveyards to cosy hearths. All the time the author's voice - tender, savage and magisterial - is present. This treasured story still offers a celebration of goodness, a plea for justice and the promise of redemption.

After a sold-out season last Christmas, this critically acclaimed production returns to the Arts Theatre. Based on Dickens' own performing adaptation, Simon Callow and director Tom Cairns have created a one man theatrical extravaganza of total story-telling that is both hilarious and heart-breaking.

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The Arts Theatre is 2 mins walk from Leicester Square tube station at 6/7 Great Newport Street WC2H 7JB.

Simon Callow, one of the nation's best loved actors, returns to Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol after huge international success with The Mystery of Charles Dickens (West End and Broadway) and national acclaim for Dr Marigold & Mr Chops and Being Shakespeare. Simon published his own biography of Dickens in early 2012.

Previous theatre credits include: Waiting for Godot (Theatre Royal, Haymarket), Amadeus (National Theatre) and Equus (Chichester Festival Theatre and tour). Film credits include: Shakespeare in Love, Four Weddings and Funeral, Amadeus, A Room with a View and The Phantom of the Opera. Television credits include: Doctor Who (BBC), Rome (HBO/BBC) and Tom Chance in the sitcom Chance in a Million (Channel 4).