In a press statement, the theatre's executive director Mig Kimpton commented, "There are a few days where the theatre will host five performances of the three different shows in one day."
Callow, who has previously played his solo Dickens show The Mystery of Charles Dickens in the West End and on Broadway, will star in Dickens’ own performing version of his classic story A Christmas Carol, running Dec. 8, 2011-Jan. 14, 2012. It is directed and designed by Tom Cairns.
Also running will be Jo Noel-Hartley’s The Lazy Elf, running Dec. 10-23 for 19 performances, in which "Larry (the Lazy Elf) can think of every excuse possible not to finish making toys for delivery on Christmas Day. Santa and Mrs. Claus and the other annoyed elves show him how important it is to do his part and be kind. With a little help from the children in the audience Larry learns his lesson and Christmas is saved!"
Finally, Tina C - created and performed by Christopher Green - will return to London with The Reason for the Season, running late nights Dec. 14-30, in a show which according to press materials will "celebrate Jesus' birthday with the healing power of redneck power rock and sentimental ballads. In this climate of spiralling debt, a disenfranchised underclass and revolting Arabs Tina recommends we sing an extra chorus of Jingle Bell Rock."
To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7907 7092 or visit www.artstheatrewestend.com for more details.