On Monday, 50 Year 10 and 11 pupils attended a special production of Charles Dickens' novel, 'A Christmas Carol'. The production was a dramatic reading of the novel by the Victorian author's great-great grandson, Gerald Dickens, and this took place in the beautiful theatre in Liverpool's St George's Hall.
During the one-handed production, Mr Dickens performed all of the roles from the novel himself. He also introduced the show with a discussion of the novel's context. He explained to pupils that Charles Dickens had performed a reading at the newly built St George's Hall in 1866 with over 600 people from Liverpool attending.
Gerald Dickens told pupils: "Just being here today, in the same space where Charles Dickens read ‘A Christmas Carol’ in 1866, you are now also part of the history of the novel."