Charles Dickens’ great great grandson brings unique show to Buxton

A Christmas Carol with Gerald Dickens

One of the most well-loved and meaningful Christmas stories of all time comes to Buxton at The Palace Hotel on Saturday 15th December. A Christmas Carol tells the tale of old miser Ebenezer Scrooge who is visited by a sequence of ghosts who force him to revaluate his life and become a better person. In fact, the story has become so engrained in popular culture that we refer to anyone who doesn’t get into the Christmas spirit as a “scrooge”.

There have been many memorable Hollywood treatments of Charles Dickens’ novella but the show in Buxton is being performed by his own great great grandson Gerald Dickens! Back in the mid-1800s, Charles Dickens gave a series of no less than 127 public performances of A Christmas Carol. Talent has clearly run in the family as Gerald Dickens has recreated the magic created by his literary ancestor to rave reviews.

Gerald Dickens.

The show has toured the UK for some years but will be its first time ever in Buxton.

An accomplished actor, director and producer, Gerald Dickens uses his voice and physical talents to bring each scene and character to life easing the audience into the world of this immortal Christmas classic.

Exclusive early-bird offer for Explore Buxton readers

Performed to sell-out audiences worldwide, with a standing ovation at every show, for a limited time only we are offering an exclusive early bird discounted ticket price, of £13 for Explore Buxton readers. Book online here Quoting code ‘EXPLOREB ‘ when placing your booking. Standard ticket price, £16.50.

If you’re looking to do something a little different this festive season, be transported back to a time when Christmas traditions such as families gathering to celebrate with presents and food and drink were fairly new. Buxton’s historic Palace Hotel is the perfect setting, dating back to the 1800s. The show is in town for one day only with both a matinee and evening performance so don’t be a scrooge and miss out on the unique opportunity to see Gerald Dickens do what he does best.

For more information and to book tickets, go to: ticketquarter or call 0844 800 0410.

For more information about Gerald Dickens go to

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