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A Dickens of a Do, Festive Event 2020

A Dickens of A Do, YCA Festive Event, Askham Grange, York; Thursday 19 November, 11am to 3pm


In 1843, Charles Dickens wrote a novella that was to prove one of his most enduring masterpieces. “A Christmas Carol” was completed in just a few weeks, sold out within three days and has remained constantly in print ever since. Our guest speaker, Lucida Hawksley, Great Great Great Grandaughter of Charles Dickens, looks at the social reasons that led Dickens to write the story, the message he wanted to portray and what it is about this seemingly simple story that continues to inspire readers, actors and film makers today.


Actor Dominic Gerrard (RSC/West End) brings his celebrated one man performance of A Christmas Carol to the YCA. Tim Carroll (Globe/West End/Broadway) directs this magical re-telling of Dickens’s classic Christmas story, This story will transport you, stave by stave, through Scrooge’s life as he journeys out, one bleak Christmas night, with the ghosts that have been sent to reclaim him…


"I was spellbound by Dominic Gerrard's one-man show of A Christmas Carol. It's the perfect way to begin your Christmas… " Lucinda Dickens Hawksley


"A worthy rival to Simon Callow's one man Carol ..."Independent on Sunday“


… an exceptionally effective and powerful interpretation of the Christmas story.”The Stage


“I came away transfixed and am even writing this with a smile on my face … please please please go to see this if you can.”The Public Reviews



This is an exceptional days entertainment in a wonderful setting. More details will follow but we can tell you places are limited to 120 and we expect them to sell out. This event will be open to non-members and you can contact us now to join our waiting list.

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