Dickens at Christmas

A selection of seasonal writings by Charles Dickens presented as a dramatised reading in Victorian costume. Enjoy some of the well-known Dickens characters, and others not so familiar, from:

  • Oliver Twist
  • Pickwick Papers
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Nicholas Nickleby
  • Great Expectations

- all with a traditional seasonal flavour.

What audience members have said:

  • “A completely professional performance.”
  • You brought Dickens to life so well.”
  • I could listen to it all again.”
  • David is a wonderful Scrooge.”
  • “Extremely cleverly crafted.”
  • Your skills and warmth come through.”
  • A delightful evening.”
  • Lively and absorbing.”
  • A breathtaking performance.”
  • Dickens excellent words so beautifully spoken.”
  • Where are all the other characters - we wanted more?!

Past Presentations and Future Bookings


Abbey Works Retirement Association Fareham, Hampshire
All Saints Church Open Group Reading, Berkshire
Bedwyn History Society Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire
Blackbrook House Residential Care Fareham, Hampshire
Bournemouth Literary Luncheon Club Bournemouth, Dorset
Bourne Valley Tuesday Club Winterbourne Stoke, Wiltshire
British Legion - fundraising Totton, Southampton
Caversham Heights Society Caversham, Berkshire
Chineham Library Chineham,, Hampshire
Civil Service Retirement Fellowship Tadley, Hampshire
Cole Court Club Twickenham, Middlesex
Court Ladies Club Wokingham, Berkshire
Easterton PCC Easterton, Wiltshire
Eleven o'clock Club South Croydon
Eling Community - fundraising Eling, Hampshire
Four Parishes Arts Society Monxton, Hampshire
Fovant Village Hall Fovant, Wiltshire
Friends of Mere Museum Mere, Wiltshire
Friends of St Mary's Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey
Friends of Winchester Cathedral Winchester, Hampshire
Friendship Club Andover, Hampshire
Gardening Club Sandhurst & District Sandhurst, Berkshire
Gosport Discovery Centre Gosport, Hampshire
Grateley Village Friends Grateley, Hampshire
Hook Local History Group Hook, Hampshire
Horley Active Retirement Group Horley, Surrey
Inner Wheel Club Salisbury, Wiltshire
Ladies Luncheon Club Hungerford, Berkshire
Liss Area Historical Society Liss, Hampshire
Lymington Library x 2 Lymington, Hampshire
Maiden Erlegh Ladies Club Earley, Berkshire
Marlow National Trust Association Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Mottisfont Abbey (NT) Mottisfont, Hampshire
Pewsey Vale History Society Pewsey, Wiltshire
Phoenix Ladies Club Andover, Hampshire
Porton Sunshine Club Porton, Wiltshire
Probus Andover Andover, Hampshire
Probus Botley Botley, Hampshire
Probus Brocklehurst Brocklehurst, Hampshire
Purley Literary Society Purley, Surrey
Reading Centre National Trust Reading, Berkshire
Reading Soroptomists Sonning, Berkshire
Renaissance Retirement Group Romsey, Hampshire
St Peter's PCC - fundraising Winterbourne Stoke, Wiltshire
Salisbury Local History Group Salisbury, Wiltshire
Salisbury Mediaeval Hall - fundraising Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sandhurst Gardening Club Sandhurst, Berkshire
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens Romsey, Hampshire
Southerm Electric Retired Employees Assn Kidlington, Oxford
Stroke Association Farnborough, Hampshire
Sunrise of Bassett Southampton, Hampshire
Sunrise of Virginia Water Virginia Water, Surrey
Surrey Staff Retirement Association Camberley, Surrey
Surrey Staff Retirement Association Staines, Surrey
Swanmore Methodist Church Group Swanmore, Hampshire
Tadley History Society Tadley, Hampshire
Test Valley Ladies Luncheon Club Andover, Hampshire
The Headley Society Farnham, Surrey
The KEWI Club Kintbury, Berkshire
Tisbury History Society Tisbury, Wiltshire
TWG Hook Hook, Hampshire
U3A Abingdon Abingdon, Oxfordshire
U3A Andover Andover, Hampshire
U3A Ash Ash, Hampshire
U3A Basingstoke - Old Basing Basingstoke, Hampshire
U3A Bromley Bromley, Kent
U3A Carterton Carterton, Oxfordshire
U3A Chichester Chichester, West Sussex
U3A Chipping Norton Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
U3A Crawley Crawley, West Sussex
U3A Croydon Croydon, Surrey
U3A Ems Valley Emsworth, Hampshire
U3A Fawley & Holbury Holbury, Hampshire
U3A Fleet Fleet, Hampshire
U3A Hamble Valley Hedge End, Hampshire
U3A Hartley Wintney Hartley Wintney, Hampshire
U3A Havant Bedhampton, Hampshire
U3A Kempshott Basingstoke, Hampshire
U3A Liphook Liphook, Hampshire
U3A Marlow and District Marlow, Buckinghamshire
U3A Monks Brook Chandler's Ford, Hampshire
U3A Petersfield Petersfield, Hampshire
U3A Portsmouth Southsea, Hampshire
U3A Reading Reading, Berkshire
U3A Reigate & Redhill Reigate, Surrey
U3A Richmond Twickenham, Middlesex
U3A Romsey Romsey, Hampshire
U3A Runnymede Staines, Surrey
U3A Sarum Salisbury, Wiltshire
U3A Shaftesbury & Gillingham Shaftesbury, Dorset
U3A Solent Wallington, Hampshire
U3A Test Villages Longstock, Hampshire
U3A Totton Totton, Southampton
U3A Totton South Totton, Southampton
U3A Uckfield Uckfield, East Sussex
U3A Waterlooville Waterlooville, Hampshire
U3A Witney Witney, Oxfordshire
U3A Yateley & District Yateley, Hampshire
Victory Hall Beenham, Berkshire
West Sussex Writers Worthing, West Sussex
WI Aldbourne Marlborough, Wiltshire
WI Ardingly Ardingly, West Sussex
WI Ashley Heath Ashley Heath, Dorset
WI Billingshurst Billingshurst, West Sussex
WI Bishopstoke Bishopstoke, Hampshire
WI Boxgrove Chichester, West Sussex
WI Broad Chalke Broad Chalke, Wiltshire
WI Chilbolton Chilbolton, Hampshire
WI Churt Churt, Surrey
WI Cookham Dean Cookham Dean, Berkshire
WI Copythorne Copythorne, Hampshire
WI Durrington Durrington, East Sussex
WI Fitzharry's Abingdon, Oxfordshire
WI Hersham Afternoon Hersham, Surrey
WI Hersham Hersham, Surrey
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WI Houghton Houghton, Hampshire
WI Jacob's Well Evening Jacob's Well, Surrey
WI Kempshott Basingstoke, Hampshire
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WI Millbridge Farnham, Surrey
WI Minster Lavell Minster Lavell, Oxfordshire
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WI Old Basing Old Basing, Hampshire
WI Pickwick Corsham, Wiltshire
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WI Radstock Lower Earley, Berkshire
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WI Redlynch Woodfalls, Wiltshire
WI River Park Winchester, Hampshire
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WI Sidlesham Chichester, West Sussex
WI Sixpenny Handley Sixpenny Handley, Wiltshire
WI Southwick Southwick, Wiltshire
WI South Wonston Winchester, Hampshire
WI St James Shirley, Hampshire
WI St John's Woking, Surrey
WI Staines Staines, Surrey
WI Steeple Aston Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire
WI Sturminster Newton Sturminster Newton, Dorset
WI Swarraton & Northington Northington, Hampshire
WI Wallington & Carlshalton Carlshalton, Surrey
WI West Ashton West Ashton, Wiltshire
WI Whitchurch Whitchurch, Hampshire
WI Woodmancote & Henfield Henfield, West Sussex
WI Yateley & Yateley Green Yateley, Hampshire
Wiltshire History Society (WANHS) Devizes, Wiltshire
Wiltshire Ladies Club Devizes, Wiltshire
Wolvsey Palace Chapel - fundraising Winchester, Hampshire
Woodley Women's Club Woodley, Berkshire