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Gerald Dickens Performs “A Christmas Carol” at The Inn At Christmas Place

On Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, November 6th through the 8th, The Inn at Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge welcomes back Gerald Dickens, great-great-grandson of literary master Charles Dickens, for a seventh season. Hailing from Oxford, England, Gerald will perform his captivating, one-man rendition of the timeless holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, each evening. In addition to the season’s favorite, Gerald will perform two other adaptations of works by Charles Dickens: Dr. Marigold, and A Child’s Journey with Dickens.

It’s a wonderful show–a great family tradition–the best way I know of to kick off the holiday season.Bob Byers, President of Byers’ Choice Ltd.

Gerald bears more than a passing resemblance to his famous ancestor, who originally toured the U.S. in 1867 reading his literary works before spellbound audiences. Historians report that A Christmas Carol was his favorite piece to perform. According to Gerald, his great-great-grandfather adored theater and initially wanted to be an actor but pursued writing as a career for practical purposes. For many years Gerald says that he himself “avoided anything to do with Dickens like the plague.” But in 1993 when a friend asked him to do a reading of A Christmas Carol on its 150th anniversary of publication to help raise money for an historical restoration project, he couldn’t turn him down. To his surprise, he enjoyed doing it, and has been delighting audiences around the world with his performance ever since.

During his energetic one-man show, Dickens brings A Christmas Carol to life. He leaps, he sobs, and he laughs as he depicts 26 characters of the classic tale, with just a table, wing chair, and hat rack accompanying him on stage. He has created different postures and voices for each character, achieving this so adeptly that the audience has no doubt about “who is who,” so to speak.

Sunday, Nov. 6th 3:00 PM
8:00 PM
A Child’s Journey with Dickens, You & Me Tea
A Christmas Carol
Monday, Nov. 7th 3:00 PM
8:00 PM
4:30 PM
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
Benefit Reception, Second Harvest Food Bank
Tuesday, Nov. 8th 11:00 AM
3:00 PM
8:00 PM
– book signing at The Incredible Christmas Place
Dr. Marigold
A Christmas Carol


To purchase tickets for a show, tea, or the benefit reception, call the hotel at 865-868-0525. A limited number of hotel packages including show tickets and souvenirs are also available.

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Everyone is invited to meet Mr. Dickens at Christmas Place on Tuesday, November 8th, from 11 a.m. until noon, where he will be signing a special, illustrated copy of the book “A Christmas Carol.” Gerald will be happy to pose for photos during the signing as well. This year marks Gerald’s seventh appearance at The Inn at Christmas Place.

Many of our guests have returned year after year to see Gerald’s performance of “A Christmas Carol” because he relates in a personal way to every member of the audience. It’s one of the most entertaining shows I have seen – and I didn’t expect his performance to have me laughing so much!Carolyn Fairbank-Biggs, Managing Partner
The Inn At Christmas Place

Mr. Dickens returns to the U.S. for his 2016 tour that will take him to more than a dozen states across the country. He will transform manufacturing facilities, churches, hotel ballrooms and lobbies into scenes straight out of the classic holiday tale, much as Scrooge was transformed from a dispirited miser into a joyous soul after his Christmas Eve encounter with ghosts from the past, present and future. His performance is produced by Byers’ Choice Ltd., makers of the nationally-known Carolers® and Kindles® figurines, located in Chalfont, PA. For more information on Mr. Dickens’ 2016 tour calendar, visit www.byerschoice.com or phone 215-822-6700.

All photographs, audio, and video recordings are prohibited during Mr. Dickens’ performances.

Find more information about Gerald’s appearances at The Inn at Christmas Place at innatchristmasplace.com or by calling 1-888-465-9644.