Sunday, 4 March 2012

Free GDS performance - Dickens at the George

GDS and The George shopping centre are working together to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens with the event 'Dickens at the George'.

On 24th March between 11am and 2pm, Grantham Dramatic Society will be performing a comic extract from Nicholas Nickleby at the George shopping centre in Grantham. Along with other activities and entertainment, we're calling it a Victorian day. Come along and celebrate the birth of one of our greatest authors and follow in his footsteps!

In 1838, Charles Dickens passed through Grantham on his journey north, researching school conditions for his novel Nicholas Nickleby. He stayed at the George hotel (now the George shopping centre) and wrote to his wife that it was "the very best inn I have ever put up at". High praise! Dickens went on to mention The George in Nicholas Nickleby, immortalising it forever.

We have adapted the extract that includes the George, and will perform it several times during the day. Town favourite, Elaine Bishop, will be singing Victorian themed songs to further entertain shoppers. You'll be able to have your own Victorian style photo taken in our studio, and take part in other activities.

Our thanks go to the George centre for their support, and to Cinderella's costume hire for their help.

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