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The Fitzrovia Radio Hour's A Christmas Carol comes to Underbelly's Christmas at Leicester Square

A Christmas Carol

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FOLLOWING an acclaimed run at The Vaults last year, The Fitzrovia Radio Hour are returning to London with their unique take on Charles Dickens’ timeless tale A Christmas Carol.

It will run in The Paradiso Spiegeltent from Friday, December 8 to Saturday, December 30, 2017, as part of Christmas at Leicester Square.

The festive classic is reimagined as a 1940s-style radio Christmas special, broadcasting live with a studio audience across the mighty British Empire. Fighting off visitations from more ghosts than they bargained for, can the multi-tasking cast keep the spiffing sounds and varied inhabitants of Victorian London alive for the duration of the broadcast?

Spectacular sound effects created live, cut-glass accents, sharp suits and of course a good helping of spooky ghosts combine to create a unique alternative festive entertainment.

The Fitzrovia Radio Hour are an acclaimed troupe whose period charms have worked wonders on venues including Shakespeare’s Globe, Wilton’s Music Hall and the Royal Albert Hall, as well as sell-out West End seasons. Miraculously, their audiences all survived a recent adaptation of Dracula, and hopefully the same will be true of this festive romp!

NB: The production is suitable for ages 12+.

Tickets: December 8, 9 and 10 – £20; December 13, 15, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29 and 30 – £25; December 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24 – £27.50. To book, call 0333 344 4167 or visit

Times: All performances at 3.30pm except December 24 at 2pm.

Running time: 75 minutes without interval.

The Paradiso Spiegeltent, Christmas at Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7DE