A Christmas Carol
48 Doughty Street, the beautifully restored London home of Charles Dickens, is dressed up for Christmas, and will host a special candlelit reading of A Christmas Carol …
“Actor Dominic Gerrard returns to re-live Dickens’s classic narrative once again: This story will transport you, stave by stave, through Scrooge’s life as he journeys out, one bleak Christmas night, with the ghosts that have been sent to reclaim him…
“I was spellbound by Dominic Gerrard’s one-man show of A Christmas Carol. It’s the perfect way to begin your Christmas… “ Lucinda Dickens Hawksley
“A worthy rival to Simon Callow’s one man Carol …” Independent on Sunday”
About the Dickens Museum
“The Charles Dickens Museum in London holds the world’s most important collection of material relating to the great novelist and social campaigner. A Georgian terraced house in Bloomsbury, the Museum attracts visitors from around the world. The rare books, paintings, photographs and memorabilia on display here give a unique insight into the life and work of the author.
‘My house in town’, as Dickens referred to 48 Doughty Street, was an important place in the writer’s life: within these walls his eldest two daughters were born, his sister-in-law Mary died aged 17 and some of his best-loved novels were written , including Oliver Twist. It was in this house that he achieved lasting celebrity and universal recognition as one of the world’s greatest storytellers.”
Other Christmas Events:
Celebrate Dickens’s immortal tale, ‘A Christmas Carol’ with a memorable stroll through the back streets and alleyways of Dickensian London.
A re-imagining through stunning shadow puppetry, this magical performance by Smoking Apples brings Dickens’s festive tale to life. 13:00, 14:30, 16:00
Join author Richard Jones as he embarks on a magical costumed tour through Dickens’s London. Saturdays and Christmas Eve at at 14:00, Sunday at 11:00
Mon 22 Dec 18:30 – 20:00
Start your Christmas with a day to remember at Doughty Street – Charles Dickens’s only remaining London family home. Wed 24 Dec Timed entry from 10:00