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'A Christmas Carol' at Ventfort Hall

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LENOX, Mass.— The great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens, British actor Gerald Charles Dickens returns to Ventfort Hall to  present a one-man theatrical performance of his ancestor's classic work A Christmas Carol at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum on Saturday, Dec. 4, and Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021 at 3:00 pm. 
A tea 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 to life.  In 1993, he created as his first one-man show, "A Christmas Carol," inspired by Charles' own readings of the 1860s in the United States and elsewhere. 
Gerald Dickens has been performing one-man stage shows based on the life and works of his ancestor for over twenty years, undertaking major tours of both the UK and America each year. As part of his performance of the  ghost story "The Signalman," Gerald began to research the circumstances behind the Staplehurst rail crash of June 9, 1865 which led to his writing of a new book, Dickens and Staplehurst, which we hope to have available for purchase at this event.
Tickets for A Christmas Carol and the tea are $60. Ventfort Hall will be in full Christmas Regalia. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (413) 637-3206. Tickets are nonrefundable and non-exchangeable. Payment is required to make a reservation for an event.  Proof of vaccination, ID and masks are required. The historical mansion is located at 104 Walker Street in Lenox.

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