Ulverston Community Calendar
What the Dickens?
12 October @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm£7 – £20
The life of Charles Dickens becomes strangely entangled with that of his famous character Scrooge in this brand-new piece of theatre, soundtracked by colourful Victorian popular songs and street music, haunting old carols and lively folk dance music.
It’s Charles Dickens’ last Christmas Eve: 1869. Against his doctor’s wishes, he gives one of his acclaimed theatrical readings of A Christmas Carol: but from the moment the lights go down, his life becomes strangely entangled with his character Scrooge. Dickens’ carefully managed image as a family man, who has created the very quintessence of Christmas starts to unravel. He is haunted by three women who force him to face up to his past, present and future. Can Dickens learn from the ghosts, repent – and be saved, as Scrooge was saved?
This brand-new piece of theatre with music comes from the pen of Clare Norburn (Unsung Heroine, Into the Melting Pot) and her ground-breaking performance group The Telling, who are renowned for their special intimate performances of carols, medieval and renaissance music, and bringing together new writing and music in interesting and imaginative combinations.
The calendar features events in Ulverston and South Cumbria. Check the location details of each event, as you may need a car or other form of transport in order to get there.
We endeavour to provide up-to-date and accurate information, but we will not accept liability for the accuracy or currency of the information provided by third parties or for the content of any linked websites. Listings of events on this website should not be taken as endorsement by Ulverston Ltd. Event information may change without notice. We will not accept liability for any consequences arising from your attendance at events. Before attending any event or incurring any significant expense, we recommend you confirm important information relating to the event at the event organiser’s website or by contacting them directly. Please see our full Terms & Conditions.