After selling out in the Ustinov Studio in January 2013, Clive Francis returns to Bath to reprise his acclaimed performance of one of the most famous stories ever told.


One of Bath’s favourite actors, Clive Francis reprises his RSC performance as the misanthropic Ebenezer Scrooge, just in time for Twelfth Night. This unique one-man adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic story was inspired by Dickens’s first reading and performance of A Christmas Carol on December 30th, 1853 at Birmingham Town Hall.


Clive Francis re-enacts this festive masterpiece with words penned by Dickens, playing every notable character in the story in a haunting, moving and brilliantly entertaining performance. This is a captivating Christmas show for all ages – and humbug to those who say otherwise!


“Theatre at its best. A sleight of hand in which, before your very eyes, he fills an empty stage with an entire Dickensian landscape. Simply magic!” Alan Ayckbourn


See video clips of Clive Francis’ performance at


Acclaimed actor and writer, Clive Francis appeared at the Theatre Royal Bath in the Main House as Doctor Willis in The Madness of George III in August 2011.  He starred inThe Reluctant Debutante on tour across the UK and in Enron in the West End; both productions touring to Bath in 2011 and 2010 respectively.  Since making his debut on the London stage opposite Donald Sinden in There’s A Girl In My Soup, he has performed in over 20 West End productions including many roles for the RSC.  His many film and television credits include, Casualty; The Queen; New Tricks; Rosemary & Thyme; Poldark; Pierrepoint; and A Clockwork Orange.  His four published books includeLaugh Lines and Sir John: The Many Faces of Gielgud, and his stage adaptations include Our Man in Havana and The Hound of the Baskervilles (which played Bath in 2008).


A CHRISTMAS CAROL is at the Ustinov Studio from Thursday 2nd – Saturday 4th January. Tickets are on sale now from the Theatre Royal Bath Box Office on 01225 448844, or online at