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A Ghost Of An Idea: Unwrapping A Christmas Carol

This Christmas, the Charles Dickens Museum will celebrate and explore the creation of the story that may just be the most loved of the author's tales. A Ghost of an Idea: unwrapping A Christmas Carol will draw on the Museum's unrivalled collections of original Dickens material to examine the issues and circumstances - social, political and personal - that drove Dickens to write A Christmas Carol.

Aside from exploring the creation of A Christmas Carol, the exhibition will look at its success, legacy and continued enormous popularity, a great example of which is the new film The Man Who Invented Christmas, which opens in the UK on 1st December and stars Dan Stevens as Charles Dickens. To mark the UK release of the film, which focuses on Dickens's motivations for writing A Christmas Carol, the Museum will devote a whole section of the exhibition to original costumes from the film, as well as examples of its set and costume designs, props and other production material. Among the highlights will be the costumes worn by Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer as Ebenezer Scrooge, Donald Sumpter as Jacob Marley, Jonathan Pryce as John Dickens, Ger Ryan as Elizabeth Dickens and Dickens aficionado Simon Callow as John Leech.


Wed 29 Nov - 25 feb 2018

£9 (£7; Children £4) 

10:00 – 17:00