Dickens descendent presents A Christmas Carol

Gerald Dickens, the great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens, will return with his one-man performance of A Christmas Carol on Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Clune Center at Wilton High School on Danbury Road. There will be two performances: 1 and 6 p.m.

The show is a presentation of the Historical Christmas Barn and the Wilton Historical Society.

Mr. Dickens, of Oxford, England, bears more than a passing resemblance to his famous ancestor, who originally toured the U.S. in 1867 reading his literary works before appreciative audiences. Historians report A Christmas Carol was his favorite piece to perform.

During his energetic one-man show, Mr. Dickens brings all 26 characters to life using 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.

Mr. Dickens will visit 12 states across the country on this holiday tour. He will be available to sign a special selection of books and gifts during a public reception to be held after each performance.

Tickets are $15, available through historicalchristmasbarn.com or wiltonhistorical.org.