Pip Utton Reads - A Christmas Carol

Thu 12 December 2019


In August 1858 in the Royal Public Rooms, Exeter, Charles Dickens gave one of his early public readings of ‘A Christmas Carol’ and remarked later that “I think they were the finest audience I have ever read to”. During the following twelve years of his life it became the most popular of the readings he performed around Britain and the USA. It is perhaps the most famous Christmas ghost story ever written.

In this candlelit performance Pip Utton, looking uncannily like Charles Dickens, recreates those readings using the same script and directions of the story made and used by Dickens himself.

Pip Utton is internationally recognised as a leading performer and writer of one-man drama. His performances as Adolf Hitler, Francis Bacon, Charlie Chaplin, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Charles Dickens, Winston Churchill and most recently as Margaret Thatcher have received rave reviews and won him many awards throughout the world. Recently, in Fujairah UAE, Pip received the Valery Kashanov Award from the International Theatre Institute, for his contribution to and influence in the genre of monodrama throughout the world.

“An enchanted start to the Christmas season. Absolutely captivating” – The Blackmoor Vale

“A masterful performance. Pip Utton IS Charles Dickens” – Edinburghreview.com

Event Info



For the full Dickensian experience, join us for a themed feast, shared with fellow diners, from 6.30pm. Follow the link below to find out more.

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A Christmas Carol - Christmas Dining Set Menu

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