Ghost Stories for Christmas
Tue Dec 17 @ 7.00 pm - Sat Dec 21 @ 7.00 pm£12
Shutter up the windows, dim the candles, and settle by the fire for a Christmas ghost story, told by no less a master than Charles Dickens.
Here are three of Dickens’ Christmas ghost stories: not only A Christmas Carol, but The Chimes and The Haunted Man. Their words unlock a world teeming with goblin-infested bells – with dark and shadowy doubles – with Ghosts of Christmases Past and Present and Yet To Come. These tales chill the marrow and tickle the funny bone, but always they enchant, as only the works of a master storyteller can.
The ghost stories are performed by James Swanton, who took Dickens to the West End’s Trafalgar Studios in the acclaimed Sikes & Nancy (‘fantastical … remarkable … startling and enthralling’ – Simon Callow) and has also performed all five of the Christmas Books at London’s Charles Dickens Museum (‘extraordinary … superb … it couldn’t have been more vivid!’ – Miriam Margolyes). James won Outstanding Performing Artist in the 2018 York Culture Awards, and his previous season of Dickens at York Medical Society enjoyed sell-out success.
This promises to be a seasonal treat like no other. For these ghost stories are the very spirit of Christmas: enchanting, exuberant, and ultimately redemptive.
One ghost story is told each night:
17, 19, 21 December – A Christmas Carol
18 December – The Chimes
20 December – The Haunted Man
Tuesday 17 December – Saturday 21 December @ 7pm