“Delivered by Simon Callow with pacing so perfect and dramatic tension so fraught that a multi-generational audience sat on the edge of their seats throughout” - Sunday Times
A CHRISTMAS CAROL is the most famous book Charles Dickens ever wrote and one of the most daring. As the Ghosts spirit Scrooge from his past to his present to his future, Dickens plunges the reader cinematically from the miser's dank and creaking house to riotous festivities, from cozy hearths to graveyards. And all the time the author's voice, tender, savage, magisterial, is present.
In this bicentennial production, using the author's own performing version as a starting point, Simon Callow and Tom Cairns, have created a work of total story-telling: phantasmagoric, hilarious, heart-breaking, visionary, a celebration of goodness, a plea for justice and a promise of redemption.
Simon Callow, one of the nation’s best loved actors, returns to Dickens after huge international success with “The Mystery of Charles Dickens” (West End and Broadway), “Dr Marigold & Mr Chops” and “Being Shakespeare”. Simon will release his Dickens Biography early 2012.