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A Christmas Carol

Facelift of writer's home a Dickens of a restoration

Regular diners at Dickens' table included William Thackeray.

The London townhouse where Charles Dickens penned Oliver Twist and fathered two of his 10 children has just reopened after a £3.1 million (HK$39.06 million) facelift as the climax of the bicentenary of his birth.

Saturday, 22 December, 2012, 2:36am

Happy birthday, Mr Dickens!

Tomorrow, bookworms all over the world will be wishing 'Happy Birthday!' to a novelist who wrote some of the greatest works of fiction ever published: Charles Dickens.

He was born on February 7, 1812 and died on June 8, 1870.

7 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Why can't we celebrate with a little Christmas stuffing?

'Tis the season to read reflective columns that refer to those less fortunate than ourselves and Ebenezer Scrooge, and then attempt to send the reader away smiling with a feeble joke.

As British comedian Stephen Fry once asked, why aren't we thinking about those less fortunate than ourselves all year round?

22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

A Kassia Christmas Carol

Michael Harley narrates a festive show incorporating song, drama and story-telling by Katterwall's Kassia Women's Choir and Kassia Men's Chorus (above) that's a take on Charles Dickens' seasonal morality tale about an elderly miser who gets visited by Christmas spirits. Today-tomorrow, 8pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2575 3931

15 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Happenings

PLK Lee Shing Pik College

'Bah! Humbug!' Who do you think says that? Just to give a hint, it's a man who hates Christmas! Yes, it's Scrooge, the mean old miser in Charles Dickens' novel: A Christmas Carol.

On March 21, the theatre troupe Chunky Onion came to our school to present its adaptation of the classic Victorian novel.

16 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

What's On

EBENEZER SCROOGE RETURNS

The Scrooge is a special Christmas show presented by Uncle Dave.

The play is a hilarious adaptation of the classic tale A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. It will be staged at Grappa's Cellar, Jardine House, in Central on December 11 and 12, at 11.30am, with a matinee at 2.30pm on the second day.

3 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Showcase

A Christmas Carol: The Northern Ballet Theatre, a classical dance drama company from Britain, presents a faithful adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel, telling the story of the miserly Scrooge who is visited by the ghosts of Christmases past, present and future. December 19-21, 7.15pm. Beizhan Theatre, Xizimenwai Dajie. Xicheng District, Beijing.

15 Dec 2000 - 12:00am