A Christmas Carol

Christmas Carol

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 Sykes & 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 this heart-warming, spine-tingling Christmas story from the greatest storyteller ever to have written in the English language.

Find out more about New Perspectives Theatre Company here

Watch a behind-the-scenes trailer for A Christmas Carol here

Take a look at the full selection of production photographs here


A mesmerising performance from Kern Falconer - what a talented man of many faces. We thoroughly enjoyed this novel Dickensian experience, thank you! Cathy Anderson

Event Details
Title: A Christmas Carol
Artist: New Perspectives Theatre Company
Date: November 21st, 2012
Start Time: 19:45
Venue: Blakesley & Woodend Village Hall
Artform: Theatre
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