‘Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol’ recreates Charles Dickens’ own performances of the classic tale that brings the travails of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim alive. Taken from Dickens’ original script, actor Mikel Von Brodbeck plays Charles Dickens and tells the well-loved tale as guests travel throughout the main floor of Lyndhurst mansion “meeting” the different spirits and characters. A newspaper wrote of Dickens at the time, “He gave to every character a different voice, a different style, a different face.” We have endeavored to bring this spirit to life with the M&M Performing Arts adaptation, recreating Charles Dickens tour of the US in 1867.
Come see the words of Dickens in a historic period setting! Visitors will follow Mr. Dickens and his imagined hostess, Mrs. Wiggins, as he wanders through the beautifully decorated rooms to tell his tale. Performances are approximately 60 minutes.
Tickets are $40 for Adults, $35 for Seniors/Students (16 and under – appropriate for school-aged children and up). No member discounts are offered for theater performances.
To purchase tickets by phone: Call 1-888-718-4253 opt. 1 (please note that additional fees apply to phone orders.)
All performances before December 26th are currently sold out. Tickets are available from December 26th through 30th.
Plan Your Visit:
- Advance online ticket purchases are recommended – performances do sell out.
- Please wear shoes appropriate for walking on the grounds at Lyndhurst.
- No large bags or backpacks will be permitted in the mansion.
- Photography and video are not allowed inside the mansion for this performance.
- Please arrive 20 minutes before the entry time printed on your ticket in order to have time to park and check in at the Welcome Center.
Accessibility: Lyndhurst welcomes all visitors, but please be advised that this year’s performances of Mr. Dickens Tells ‘A Christmas Carol’ will travel to the second floor of Lyndhurst mansion. This will require audience members to ascend 28 stairs to reach the second floor. As a historic home, Lyndhurst is not equipped with an elevator. This performance also requires walking on hilly grounds and the ability to be standing at points throughout the performance.
Extreme Weather Policy: Welcome Center staff will do their best to give notice if performances are interrupted, delayed, or canceled due to extreme weather. If Lyndhurst cancels your performance for weather-related issues, we will endeavor to reschedule. If rescheduling a performance canceled by Lyndhurst is not possible, we will offer visitors a refund for their tickets.