In 1843, the celebrated British novelist, Charles Dickens, is at a low point in his career with three flops behind him and his family expenses piling up at home. Determined to recover, Dickens decides to write a Christmas story and self-publish it in less than two months. As Dickens labors writing on such short notice, his estranged father and mother come to bunk with him. Still haunted by painful memories of his father ruining his childhood by his financial irresponsibly, Dickens develops a writer's block which seems to have no solution. As such, Dickens must face his personal demons epitomized through his characters, especially in his imagined conversations with Ebenezer Scrooge. Now with a looming deadline, Dickens struggles for inspiration against his frustrations and his characters' opinions in a literary challenge creating a classic tale that would define the essential soul of modern Christmas.
Date & Time
Thu 14 December 2023, 7.30pm
Gorsley Village Hall
Enquiries to: 01989 750649
Doors open at 7pm. Admission prices on the door: £5.00 adults, £3.00 children (under 18). To Guarantee a seat, tickets can be bought in advance from Gorsley Community Shop or the promoter (Bob Muncey 01989 750649).