Latest A Christmas Carol

There’s a real treat for theatre-goers and literature lovers alike, with the beloved classic ‘A Christmas Carol’ being performed at the Hyde Festival Theatre on Saturday 19 November, with proceeds donated to Willow Wood Hospice. It is, however, a performance with a difference; Gerald Dickens, great-great-grandson of author Charles Dickens himself plays over 30 characters in this amazing one-man show.

Part of a tour taking in venues across America and prestigious UK settings including Highclere Castle and The Café Royal, London, the show has received standing ovations and rave reviews the world over. Described as ‘spellbinding’ and receiving standing ovations from audiences all over the world, Gerald uses his vocal and physical talents to bring each scene vividly to life, and is following in the footsteps of his famous forebear who himself gave public readings of this most famous story.

Of course, ‘A Christmas Carol’ was Charles Dickens’ commentary on the need for charity and goodwill, so it is very appropriate that this classic tale is raising funds for Willow Wood Hospice, which relies heavily on its community to raise around 80% of the £3million it will take this year to maintain and develop its services for those living with a life-limiting diagnosis in Tameside and Glossop.

Mark Llewellin, vice-chair of the Board of Trustees of the Hospice said, “We are incredibly grateful to Gerald Dickens for this very generous act, and I would urge people to book early as it is sure to be a sell-out. Tickets are available by going to www.sparksem.co.uk or alternatively, you can ring 0161 327 2781 Mondays to Thursdays between 4-7pm and selecting option 2. Tickets are just £20 and you will be assured of an unforgettable evening.”

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