By Associated Press
SUTTON, Mass. (AP) ― Fans of Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale “A Christmas Carol” are getting a chance to hear the story straight from the mouth of a member of the author’s family.
Charles Dickens’ great-great-grandson, Gerald Charles Dickens, is performing his adaptation of the story four times this weekend at Vaillancourt Folk Art in Sutton.
Dickens tells The Telegram & Gazette that he first heard the tale when he was 5, and still loves the magical moment when Scrooge realizes he hasn’t missed Christmas Day.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute professor and Dickens scholar Joel Brattin says Dickens is following the footsteps of his famous ancestor, who twice visited central Massachusetts in the 19th century.