A Christmas Carol
Ebenezer Scrooge thinks that Christmas is a humbug. One night the ghost of his old business partner Marley pays a visit to warn Scrooge of what is to come unless he changes his miserly ways. Will he learn to appreciate the festive season with the help of three Christmas Spirits?
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Meet the Cast
Cast and Crew
Pascal Perico Gimre
Karen Olrich White
Ghost of Christmas Past
Ghost of Christmas Present
Ghost of Yet to Come
Karen Olrich White
Charles John Huffam Dickens was born on Friday the 7th of February 1812, just outside of Portsmouth.
In 1822 the family moved to London, and Dickens began his education.
In 1824 his father was in so much debt that he was taken to Marshalsea Prison. Dickens left school and worked in a shoe-blackening factory to support his family.
In 1825 his paternal grandmother died, and left an inheritance large enough for his father to pay his debts. Dickens was then able to quit his job at the shoe-blackening factory, and return to school.
At 15 he worked as an apprentice in a law office. He soon learnt shorthand and started work as a reporter. He wrote a few short stories that were published in newspapers.
In 1836 Dickens’s literary success really began, with The Pickwick Papers.
In the same year, he married Catherine Hogarth. Together they had ten children.
Later in life, Dickens began an extramarital affair with the actress Ellen Ternan. Dickens separated from his wife the next year, in 1858.
He died at the age of 58 at his estate Gad’s Hill Place. By this time, Dickens had written a number of books and short stories, and was one of the most well-known men in England.
Works by Dickens include:
§ Oliver Twist (1837), Nicholas Nickleby (1838), The Old Curiosity Shop (1840), Barnaby Rudge (1841), A Christmas Carol (1843), Dombey and Son (1846), David Copperfield (1849), Bleak House (1852), Hard Times (1854), Little Dorrit (1855), A Tale of Two Cities (1859), Great Expectations, published as a serial in Dickens’s periodical All Year Round (1860-61), Our Mutual Friend (1864), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1870, unfinished)