“I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it.”
So Dickens described what has become one of the best loved of all Christmas stories. During the last twelve years of his life Charles Dickens toured Britain and the USA reading his writings professionally to his adoring public. The most popular of all these readings was ‘A Christmas Carol’. In this almost totally candlelit performance Pip Utton recreates those readings using the adaptation of the story made and used by Charles Dickens himself. There are no modern theatrical devices such as sound or lighting effects. The power of the writing is brought to life by the power of the performance.
“An enchanted start to the Christmas season. Absolutely captivating” Blackmore Vale
“A masterful performance. Pip Utton IS Charles Dickens” – Edinburghreview.com Pip Utton
Written by Charles Dickens
Performed by Pip Utton