Charles Dickens’ great-great grandson returning to Central MA

DICKENS RETURNS

Vaillancourt Folk Art is pleased to announce that Gerald Charles Dickens, the great, great grandson of famed author Charles Dickens will be returning to Sutton this year to perform the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol”. Like last year, the presentations at Vaillancourt Folk Art will be the kick off of his United States tour.

Mr. Dickens will give five performances during Thanksgiving weekend in Vaillancourt’s Blaxton Hall in the historic Manchaug Mills. Because all of last year’s shows sold out, an additional performance has been added. The scheduled times for the “One- Man Show” are:
Friday November 26th 7PM
Saturday November 27th 2PM and 7PM
Sunday November 28th 2PM and 6PM

Tickets are $30.00 for premier seating (rows 1 & 2) and $25.00 for general seating.
Tickets are available at Vaillancourt Folk Art 9 Main Street Sutton, by telephone at 508-476-3601 or on line at www.MeetDickens.com

Mr. Dickens has worked as an actor, director and producer in the United Kingdom for many years. In 1993, he created his first one-man show of “A Christmas Carol” inspired by the public readings done by his great, great Grandfather Charles Dickens. He has since performed it to rave reviews and thrilled audiences across the world. His performance is truly a theatrical event. Using different voices, mannerisms and expressions he commands the stage and transforms into all 26 characters of the story. The performance is about one hour in length and Mr. Dickens will be available for signing after each program.

“A Christmas Carol “was published in 1843 and is considered to have inspired the Christmas traditions of family centered festivities and spirit of generosity we today. Gerald Dickens’ performance of this wonderful work is the perfect way to begin the Christmas season.

Vaillancourt Folk Art is a company based in Sutton, Massachusetts that produces highly detailed, hand-painted collectible chalkware figurines from antique moulds. They have operated since 1984 and sell have sold to stores around the nation—including Macy’s, Nordstroms. The company’s a goal is to create that one special traditional gift, that will be handed down for generations. Vaillancourt Chalkware was the original contemporary chalkware sold as a collectible product.
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