Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ inside the 17th century Alderman Fenwick’s House in Newcastle? By candlelight? YES PLEASE!
If you’re looking for an atmospheric theatrical experience, then you’ll find it hard to beat this production, which is being brought to us by the esteemed Dickens by Candlelight team. It’s all taking place in the Grade 1 listing building Alderman Fenwick’s House – The Great Room, to be precise, which Dickens himself sat in more than 150 years ago. The story has been adapted by Craig Wilde and features arguably the most famous ghosts in literature: Christmas past, present and future. Dickens already has a strong connection with Newcastle as he regularly performed in the city, and he was married to Catherine Hogarth, whose father was the editor of the Newcastle Chronicle. With this show, that connection now runs just that bit deeper.
Dickens by Candlelight: A Christmas Carol, 1-24 December, Alderman Fenwick’s House, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle, from £24.50, niltoni.com/box-office