This festive season, audiences can experience A Christmas Carol as Dickens himself performed it more than 150 years ago.
Dickens was the first writer to publicly act out his own work and, in doing so, invented a new genre of performance. Working with the script Dickens used, actor John O’Connor plays over 20 characters, skilfully drawing the audience into this Victorian ghost story about the power of compassion and generosity to transform lives.
Inspired by Dickens’s own charitable work, the 2019 tour of A Christmas Carol will be in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital, reflecting the heart-warming message of Scrooge’s philanthropic transformation in this perfect Christmas story.
Deftly taking audiences from Dickens’s own warm study, to Scrooge’s freezing house and the Cratchits’ welcoming dinner table, even the most miserly of hearts promises to be stirred this festive season. The sets, by Tom Paris, are based on a combination of Dickens’s travelling cases and the warmth of his London sitting room, lending real intimacy to this poignant production.
When: 27th – 23rd December 2019
Where: Touring to Tunbridge Wells, Winchester, Milton Keynes, Cambridge, Stafford, Andover, Hemel Hempstead, Brighton, London, Stamford, Hereford, Loughborough and York
£: Ticket prices vary, depending on the venue
More info: europeanarts.co.uk/next#tour-dates