CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned re-opening time though it will not be before 1st June 2020 and is most likely to be September (according to some West End producers).
Some shows have been cancelled, or closed early, but many are being rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with the changes - assume that anything posted for April to August is actually postponed or cancelled. It now looks likely that little will return till 2021.
Shutter up the windows, dim the candles, and settle by the fire for a Christmas ghost story, told by no less a master than Charles Dickens. Here are three of Dickens' Christmas ghost stories: not only A Christmas Carol, but The Chimes and The Haunted Man. Their words unlock a world teeming with goblin-infested bells - with dark and shadowy doubles - with Ghosts of Christmases Past and Present and Yet To Come. These tales chill the marrow and tickle the funny bone, but always they enchant, as only the works of a master storyteller can. The ghost stories are performed by James Swanton, who took Dickens to the West End's Trafalgar Studios in the acclaimed Sikes & Nancy ('fantastical... remarkable... startling and enthralling' - Simon Callow) and has also performed all five of the Christmas Books at London's Charles Dickens Museum ('extraordinary... superb... it couldn't have been more vivid!' - Miriam Margolyes). James won Outstanding Performing Artist in the 2018 York Culture Awards, and his previous season of Dickens at York Medical Society enjoyed sell-out success. This promises to be a seasonal treat like no other. For these ghost stories are the very spirit of Christmas: enchanting, exuberant, and ultimately redemptive. One ghost story is told each night - Dec 17,19,21 Dec A Christmas Carol. 18 Dec The Chimes. 20 Dec The Haunted Man.