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A Dickens of a Christmas at World Museum Liverpool

14 December 2007 by Sam

Painting of a soldier in uniform embracing a woman in a long white dress

You wait ages for a great Christmas themed performance on William Brown Street then two arrive at once. Not only is the BBC Three Liverpool Nativity taking place there on Sunday, as I reported yesterday, the characters from ‘A Christmas Carol’ will be invading World Museum Liverpool over the weekend as well.

The theatrical invasion is in anticipation of the retelling of the famous Dickens story in the museum’s Treasure House Theatre later this month. This Saturday and Sunday members of the National Museums Liverpool Youth Theatre will be roaming the museum in costume as Dickens characters, chatting to the public and sharing a good dose of Christmas cheer or ‘humbugs’. So come along and join in the Christmas spirit – or spirits, depending on who you meet!

The Treasure House Theatre’s production ‘A Dickens of a Christmas’ premieres on Thursday 27 December and is on every day until Monday 31 December with performances at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. See the World Museum Liverpool What’s on page for further details.

And while I’m on the subject, here’s some trivia about the author to impress your family with over Christmas dinner. Did you know that Charles Dicken’s daughter Kate was the model for the painting ‘The Black Brunswicker’ shown here? Usually on display in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, the painting is currently on loan to the fantastic Millais exhibition at Tate Briatin in London.

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