A Victorian Storytelling Sensation
In 1853, Charles Dickens took to the stage for the first time to read from A Christmas Carol, and so began what was to become one of the most-talked theatrical phenomena of the Victorian age.
It was a series of readings that would include extracts from many of his most famous works, and which would confound audiences' expectations on both sides of the Atlantic right through until 1870, when the demands of performing the terrifying Sikes & Nancy against doctors orders were to hasten his demise.
Never before had a single actor brought such a rich tapestry of humanity to life in a single evening - as a critic wrote, ‘Mr. Dickens is the greatest reader of the greatest writer of the age'.
Now, to mark the bicentenary of Charles Dickens' birth, New Perspectives are delighted to present the original heart-warming, spine-tingling Christmas story from the greatest storyteller ever to have written in the English language.
‘Hear Dickens and die: you will never live to hear anything of its kind so good' The Scotsman 1868
Running Time: c90mins (plus interval)
Recommended Audience: Adults & older children
The Reading Room
Wednesday 7th November
Tickets: £8 adults; £20 family
Phone: 760530 or 768922