It’s a tale of poverty and transformation and one that has played to a packed out theatre in London’s West End over Christmas. But now, Simon Callow’s moving one-man rendition of Charles Dicken’s classic tale A Christmas Carol has helped raise funds for a vital service for Big Issue vendors.
Last week, a crowd of around 300 Big Issue supporters, vendors, and members of the public descended on London’s Arts Theatre where Callow masterfully brought to life the Victorian novella at a special show in aid of the Big Issue.
Following the event, Callow, who is Honorary Patron of the Big Issue Foundation, said, “There’s a logical link between the Big Issue and Dickens. A Christmas Carol is all about inequity in society. In these times of economic woe the story reminds us that disadvantage is not just something we should think about at Christmas, but the whole year through.”