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#DickensWeekend: A Christmas Carol with Gerald Charles Dickens

Gerald Charles Dickens is standing under the spotlight on stage at Vaillancourt Folk Art during a performance of A Christmas Carol.

Saturday, November 30, 2019Sunday, December 1, 2019

Thanksgiving Weekend’s Performance of A Christmas Carol

The great-great grandson of Charles Dickens, Gerald Charles Dickens, seen standing in Victorian garb on the stage at Vaillancourt Folk Art during a performance of A Christmas Carol.Each winter, hundreds of thousands of families integrate Dickens’ masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, into their holiday traditions. Although there are countless versions—literary devices, stage adaptations, and full-length feature films—we are pleased to offer a unique experience that fits Vaillancourt’s vision of tradition: Dickens by Dickens.

Charles Dickens made two visits to the United States, 1848 and 1868 (which include a stop at Worcester’s Mechanics Hall), during these trips he performed readings of his classical masterpiece. Although we aren’t able to bring Charles back to life, we are pleased that his great-great-grandson, Gerald Charles Dickens, has decided to make this tradition lives on with a theatrical, one-man performance of A Christmas Carol.

Mr. Dickens adopts different voices, expressions, and mannerisms to portray each of the story’s twenty-six characters in this acclaimed one-man show. Brought to the United States each year by American Christmas company, Byers’ Choice, Dickens kicks off his the East Coast leg of his American tour each year since 2009 at Vaillancourt Folk Art’s Blaxton Hall theatre.

Each performance, approximately one hour and twenty minutes, is not recommended for children under the age of 8 years old. After each performance, Dickens is available to sign any of the products offered at the Vaillancourt Gallery.

Seeing Dickens’ work, performed by Dickens, is truly a one of a kind tradition to remember forever.

Physical tickets will be mailed to you.

Gary Vaillancourt introducing Gerald Charles Dickens during a performance of A Christmas Carol at Vaillancourt Folk Art in Sutton, MA during Thanksgiving Weekend.

Tickets

121 available
A Christmas Carol, Saturday 2pm$30.00Saturday, 2:00pm
137 available
A Christmas Carol, Saturday 7pm$30.00Saturday, 7:00pm
119 available
A Christmas Carol, Sunday 2pm$30.00Sunday, 2:00pm

Details

Start:
Saturday, November 30, 2019
End:
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Cost:
$30
Event Category:

Venue

Vaillancourt Folk Art
9 Main Street
Sutton, MA 01590 United States
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Phone:
508-476-3601