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This Advent, journey back to London, 1843.

Join us at the Royal Victoria Theatre in London, where Charles Dickens will publicly perform, for the very first time, a Christmas Carol.


Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
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Time travel back to Victorian England in 1843.
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New episodes dropping every day of Advent.

25 brand-new episodes from December 1st to December 25th.

A Christmas Carol

Join us for a first-of-its-kind, audio Advent Calendar, as Charles Dickens reads A Christmas Carol in England, 1843.


Mr. Dickens

Join us in 1843 at the Royal Victoria Theater in London, England! Mr. Charles Dickens will be doing a public reading of his most recent work, A Christmas Carol. If we hurry, we might just make it.


Marley's Demise

Meet Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge. A businessman of London who rules his business with an iron fist. Unfortunately, we are too late to meet his partner, Jacob Marley, for he has been dead seven years.


Scrooge's Nephew

Fred, Scrooge's nephew, has quite a different idea of Christmas than his uncle. He attempts to persuade Scrooge to celebrate Christmas, but Ebenezer is not an easy one to win over!


The Portly Gentlemen

Two portly gentlemen enter Scrooge’s office to request donations for their charitable services. Christmas is meant for generosity! They are greeted less warmly than they would have hoped for.

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