Bruce Arnold

Critic of Public Affairs, writing about art, theatre, music and politics

Review: A Christmas Carol

THERE is nothing quite like the conversion of a miserly man into a generous one and, flooding the stage with laughing, happy characters, this Gate production makes the very most of Charles Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol'.

It is the second-best Christmas story in the world. The best of all happened 2010 years ago, in Bethlehem, and is acknowledged throughout the theatre performance at the Gate in the rich use of carols linking together the prevailing truth of mankind's discovery, that kindness and love are their own reward. Read More...