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by Charles Dickens

Sunday 29 December 2019

 at  Middle Temple Hall, London – matinee




Following four sell-out Christmas seasons, Antic Disposition’s much-loved musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens festive classic, A Christmas Carol, returns to the spectacular Elizabethan setting of Middle Temple Hall in London for just 10-days from 21-30 December 2019.

It’s hard to think of a more appropriate show to watch on a cold December day in London, especially during the ‘lull’ between Christmas and New Year! One of Dicken’s masterpieces, A Christmas Carol is a natural classic for this time of the year, and contributed to creating the very notion of Christmas as we have known it for the past 174 years.
Antic Disposition’s production is a wonderful treat, aided by the fantastic choice of location – the astonishing City of London gem, Middle Temple Hall. It is impossible to ignore the history of this place, opened in 1576 by Queen Elizabeth I, The hundreds of ghosts that seem to inhabit the hall, its coats of arms and its empty suits of armour seem to watch us from each and every corner of the building.The Dickensian streets of Temple give the impression that you’ve literally transported back to the time and place where Dickens penned many of his most beloved stories, including said Novella.

First staged in 2012 and firmly established as one of London’s most magical Christmas treats, this joyous festive celebration combines the ghostly tale of Ebenezer Scrooge with original songs inspired by the carols of a traditional Victorian Christmas.

Step off the bustle of Fleet Street and journey through cobbled alleyways and gas-lit courtyards, to arrive at the hidden historical gem Middle Temple Hall – a location well-known to Charles Dickens himself, who studied law at the ancient institution.

Those of you who joined our excellent LEGAL LONDON Away-Day Guided Tour in January 2013 may remember we had a delicious lunch in the magical and historic surroundings of Middle Temple Hall, with all those barristers sitting on the top table at the end!

Decked with boughs of holly, filled with the scent of mulled wine and mince pies and brimming with festive cheer, enter the magnificent wood-panelled hall and immerse yourself in this joyous adaptation of the beloved Charles Dickens Christmas classic.

Places for an OPTIONAL pre-theatre Sunday Roast Lunch has been booked at one of the most popular and historic pubs in London -The George in The Strand – for 12:30pm. It is also frequented by numerous lawyers, so it must be good. In fact, food critic, Lord Gravy, says it’s the BEST roast in London!!
The George is within spitting distance of Middle Temple Hall and it’s right next door to Whittards the Tea Shop! If you would like to join us, please indicate this on your booking form. 


An EARLYBIRD PRICE is available for all bookings BEFORE Monday 19 August, so don’t delay, BOOK TODAY. 




until Monday 19 August 2019

Luxury Coach Travel

Leaves from depot
Botley Road, Southampton
Only FOUR local pick-ups
Gosport, Lee on the Solent
Stubbington & Fareham

Preferred seating on coach

Matinee performance

BEST available  theatre seats
at Middle Temple Hall

Tickets, Itinerary & Map

Complimentary wine & nibbles

Solent Events Escort

Meal Option TBC


View the Itinerary


0815     Coach leaves Coliseum Coach Depot
0900     Coach leaves Stokes Bay– – Sailing Club Bus Shelter
0910     Pick-up at Lee on the Solent – Bus stop opposite seafront shops
0920     Pick up at Stubbington – Red Lion
0930     Pick up at Fareham – Peak Lane
1145     Drop off near theatre/Fleet Street

FREE time for lunch, shopping, sight-seeing etc
Optional Roast Lunch (pre-bookable with deposit)

1500        A CHRISTMAS CAROL begins
1700        Performance ends TBC

Short time to pick up a sandwich or something for ‘tea’
during our journey home

1745       Meet coach as per drop-off TBC
                Coach leaves London – exact time TBC
                Complimentary wine & nibbles served
2100      Arrive in home area

The above itinerary is only provisional, but will give you an idea of the time schedule expected.
Coach seats  are allocated on a first come first served basis, after Privilege Club Members.
On this occasion, theatre seats numbers will not be allocated in our seating area of the Middle Temple Hall.
Couples & friends will always be seated together on the coach. Preferred choice of area will be taken into consideration, but cannot be guaranteed. Large parties will be seated together as far as possible.
Solent Events & Leisure reserve the right to alter the final tour itinerary as necessary if circumstances change beyond their control.

NB. Please do not ask us to pick-up or drop-off at stops not specifically listed above, as unfortunately we are unable to do so.


OPTIONAL Roast Lunch Menu

£10pp deposit with booking – balance in cash on the coach

Mount Grace Farm sirloin of beef £18

Gloucester old spot pork belly with caramelised apple £16

Mount Grace Farm roast chicken breast £16

 A roasted pumpkin and goats cheese pithivier (V) £16

All the above are served with roast potatoes, seasonal greens, crushed celeriac, Yorkshire pudding & gravy


DESSERT Sample Menu – if you have room for one!

Selection of British cheeses, biscuits, quince, walnuts £9 or £16 for two

Bramley apple, cinnamon & almond crumble, vanilla ice cream £7.50

Chocolate fondant & vanilla ice cream £8.50

Cherry & strawberry mess dark chocolate, meringue, cherry gel £7.50

Ice creams & sorbets: vanilla • salted caramel • raspberry sorbet • pistachio • mango sorbet


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If we don’t answer all of your questions, feel free to drop us a line anytime.

What Our Customers Are Saying

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We so enjoyed ourselves on Tuesday Lin, and it was a “mystery” right up until 3pm – well done. I’m so glad I found Solent Events. It’s so much more fun going with other like-minded people & takes the responsibility out of driving.

Maureen Colyer

Mystery Tour

Dear Lin, Thank you for sending the photographs from ‘Collabro’ at the BIC. We had a lovely first outing with Solent Events. Thanks for all the hard work you put into it.

Linda Hunt

Hi Lin, Just a quick thank you from us both for arranging such a brilliant day yesterday. We had such a lovely time and the hi-light for us was the steam train trip! Looking forward to the next Mystery Tour

Sue & Bert Barnes

Mystery Tour

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