Dickens Great-Great Grandson Performs A Christmas Carol

Monday, Dec 3, 2012, 7:30pm

The Clune Center, Wilton High School

395 Danbury Road (Route 7), Wilton, CT 06897

historicalchristmasbarn.com

$15

On Monday, December 3rd, Gerald Charles Dickens, the great-great-grandson of the literary master Charles Dickens, will bring his much-applauded version of the holiday classic "A Christmas Carol" to the Clune Center at Wilton High School.

Charles Dickens himself was known for his energetic, extraordinary one-man readings of his own works in the 1860's. In similar style, Gerald Charles Dickens developed this one-man version of the much-loved tale in 1993. He has delighted audiences and toured the world since with his outstanding performance each holiday season. Using his own energetic facial, vocal and physical talents, and at times leaping into the audience, Gerald Dickens plays over 30 characters and truly brings A Christmas Carol to life.

The original Dickens noted that he was inspired to write A Christmas Carol as a much-needed Christmas story with a happy ending -- one with broader themes and concerns, certainly, but basically about the conversion of one man from miserable selfishness to generosity of spirit at Christmas. Clearly, everything that Dickens wrote about in A Christmas Carol continues to resonate with audiences today.

Gerald Charles Dickens is from Oxford, England, an actor, director and producer, and has been interviewed by NBC's Today Show, CBS' This Morning, ABC's Good Morning America, and many PBS stations. Gerald Dickens has been described by various reviewers as "a gifted storyteller", and "mesmeric". His irresistible performance, appropriate for most ages, has been described by The New York Times as "a once in a lifetime brush with literary history."

So don't be a Scrooge. Buy some tickets. You will be so pleased that you did.

A Christmas Carol is brought to you by The Wilton Historical Society and The Historical Christmas Barn.

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