What the Dickens? - Immersive Christmas Show

Enjoy a a quirky promenade performance as you take a walk through Edinburgh Old Town with none other than Charles Dickens, the man who invented Christmas!

What the Dickens? - Immersive Christmas Show

About What the Dickens? - Immersive Christmas Show

Take a walk through Edinburgh Old Town with none other than Charles Dickens as the boundaries between the past and present collide.

After sell-out shows, at Edinburgh’s Horror Festival, Stravaig Theatre is excited to launch their first Christmas show. Get to know the man who invented Christmas and witness the conception of a Christmas classic which changed the world. This is a quirky promenade performance led by an excitable dickens-obsessed tour-guide. ‘What the Dickens?’ runs between 13th December to the 19th December 2021.

Stravaig Theatre aims to excite its audience and connect them with their heritage. Edinburgh inspired history and they want to tell the story. The audience will meet their tour guide at 7pm or 9pm outside of Canongate Kirk. There are two showings each day across the week 13th-19th.

Out for his evening stroll in 1841, Mr. Charles Dickens ponders an absurd inscription on a gravestone. The last thing he is expecting is to be visited by otherworldly spirits from 2021. The time voyagers accidentally give the famed author an existential crisis and its up to you to help put history back in order. A once in a lifetime meet and greet with history; with a little Christmas magic thrown in for good measure, come with us, on a journey to Christmas Past

Charles Dickens is played by Marc McKigen while the tour is led by Kiera Manson. “What the Dickens?” is directed by Stravaig’s Emma McNeill and written by Scott Thomas.

Tickets are £8 for Adults with concessions at £5. They can be purchased HERE

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