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Robert Powell and Susan Jameson celebrate a Dickensian Christmas

By: stagedoorscribbler - December 9, 2019

Robert Powell. Photograph by Hattie Mikles

Two of our most respected actors Robert Powell and Susan Jameson reveal why Charles Dickens can truly be said to have invented our traditional Christmas.
Join them at The Plough Arts Centre in Great Torrington on Sunday (15th December) for A Dickensian Christmas complete with musical accompaniment from Clive Conway on flute and Christine Croshaw on piano as they reveal his immense influence on the way we celebrate the festive season,
The evening  explores Dickens the celebrity, the social reformer, the actor, the entrepreneur, and, above all, Dickens the supreme entertainer. 
It celebrate his life and times through his writings and scenes from his best-loved novels, with a seasonal twist, tasting the varied delights of winter ice-skating, Pickwick's Christmas party, the magic of the newly-introduced Christmas tree, festive feasting and philanthropy, and goodwill to all men! Not forgetting, of course, that perennial favourite, A Christmas Carol, and all interwoven with seasonal merriment and music.
Above all the evening shows that, although he was a writer from the Victorian era, Dickens’s work transcends his time, language and culture. He remains a massive contemporary influence throughout the world and his writings continue to inspire film, TV, art, literature, artists and academia.
 A Dickensian Christmas with Robert Powell and Susan Jameson is The Plough Arts Centre in Great Torrington, Devon, on Sunday 15th December. For more information go to www.theploughartscentre.org.uk