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Would you make a deal with a ghost?
This December, join us virtually for a stunning retelling of one of Charles Dickens's most powerful tales, The Haunted Man. This was the last of Dickens's Christmas books, and it sold over 18,000 copies on its first day of publication - even more than A Christmas Carol.
It relays the tale of Professor Redlaw, who encounters an eerie phantom, a ghostly apparition of himself. The ghost bestows a gift upon Redlaw, the ability to forget pain and suffering, and to pass this gift on to anyone he touches. But to his horror, Redlaw discovers that without pain and suffering, there can be no hope, joy or kindness. As the old saying goes, be careful what you wish for!
The Haunted Man is performed by James Swanton, who took Dickens to the West End's Trafalgar Studios in the acclaimed Sikes & Nancy. He has performed all five of Dickens's Christmas books at the Charles Dickens Museum, and has received rave reviews from Miriam Margolyes, Simon Callow, The Big Issue and Huffington Post.
The Haunted Man was Dickens's final Christmas book, and it relays a powerful message of hope, redemption and gratitude. It is a bit darker than other favourites, such as A Christmas Carol, but it is a moving and personal story which is influenced by Dickens's own experiences with mental health, personal grief and sense of suffering. It also captures the author's powerful sense of optimism, of the triumph of good, and the importance of Christmas as a time of love, family and kindness.
The Haunted Man is a virtual production which will be streamed over Zoom. You will receive your link about an hour before the performance is due to begin. Click here if you wish to book an in person performance, instead of a virtual one.
The costs to this event are per device, not per person, so if there are several of you watching on the same computer, you will only need one ticket. If you would like to buy a ticket to this event for someone else, the easiest way of doing this is to complete two separate transactions, with one in the name of the person you are gifting your ticket to.
This play is suitable for all ages, however some of the scenes can be quite chilling. Parental discretion is advised.