Charles Dickens can truly be said to have invented our traditional Christmas. Join respected actors Robert Powell and Susan Jameson to explore A Dickensian Christmas complete with musical accompaniment from Clive Conway on flute and Christine Croshaw on piano.
We reveal Dickens the celebrity, the social reformer, the actor, the entrepreneur, and, above all, Dickens the supreme entertainer. We 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.
Although 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.
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Dec 13, 2020, 19:30 hrs
A Dickensian Christmas with Robert Powell
Seamus Heaney HomePlace
45 Main Street