The Man Who Invented Christmas

The Man Who Invented Christmas Parental Guidance

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.

North Shropshire

Date & time:

Tue 14 December 7.30pm

Location:

Loppington Village Hall SY4 5NG

Enquiries:

01939 809236

Interval:

There will be an interval during this film

Tickets:

Adult: £4.00

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