A Christmas Carol - a dramatic reading
A dramatic reading of Charles Dickens'
'A Christmas Carol'
The Hind Hotel, Wellingborough
Wednesday 18th December
Mulled Wine & Mince Pies will be available to purchase on the evening. There will also be a short intermission with a bar available
Did you know?
The version of 'A Christmas Carol' that will be read was shortened by Charles Dickens himself, for his own readings. Dickens loved to perform his stories—and his first reading was 'A Christmas Carol'. The reading took place in front of a crowd of 2000 people in the town hall of Birmingham. He tore the pages out of an original book and stuck them into a new, large-leafed, blank-paged book.
Just as Dickens’ first public reading was of A Christmas Carol, so was his last. The author had decided to retire from readings because his health was failing, and his final performance took place at St. James’ Hall in Piccadilly on March 15, 1870. His son recorded
Although the event is aimed at an adult audience, if you have a child over the age of 10 who is happy to sit and enjoy the performance then they are welcome to attend. Children will require a £5 ticket for entry also.
38 Sheep Street
Wellingborough Northamptonshire NN8 1BY
Wed 18 Dec 2019