The great, great grandson of literary icon Charles Dickens will perform the timeless seasonal classic, A Christmas Carol here at the mansion. Gerald, an actor and producer hailing from Oxford, England, will be performing his captivating rendition of this heartwarming holiday tale here at the mansion. An elegant Victorian tea with sherry will follow.
Using his own adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale, Gerald plays 26 characters using his vocal and physical talents to bring each scene vividly to life. In 1993, he created as his first one-man show, A Christmas Carol, inspired by Charles’ own energetic readings of the 1860s in the United States and elsewhere.
Gerald’s performance of A Christmas Carol has received standing ovations the world over: “The audience was rapt, as it was in Charles’ day!” “Not a reading or a dramatization but the best of both.” “Dickens the actor gets full value from Dickens the writer.” “A Dickens of a performance.”
Gerald has worked both on and off stage, as an actor, director and producer for many years. A fascination with the life and works of his ancestor led him to write and direct other one-man shows including Mr. Dickens Is Coming!, Nicholas Nickleby and Sketches by Boz. Gerald performs regularly in major theaters and arts centers, as well as at several arts and literary festivals in the UK and has entertained cruise passengers worldwide since 2007.
Dickens’ exclusive U.S. agent is Byers’ Choice Ltd. Byers website address for event details: www.byerschoice.com
Tickets for A Christmas Carol and the elegant Victorian tea are $50. Ventfort Hall will be in full Christmas Regalia!! Attendees will receive a 10% discount in the Gift Shop offering Christmas merchandise.
Reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited. For reservations call Ventfort Hall at 413-637-3206. The historical mansion is located at 104 Walker Street in Lenox.