Charles Dickens: "A Christmas Carol"; "A Visit with Mr. Dickens"; or "Tea with Mrs. Dickens"

by  Actors Company

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Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Witness the classic tale of A Christmas Carol come beautifully to life as award-winning actor J.T. Turner portrays Charles Dickens and every single character from the story in this one-man show. Charles Dickens was famous for bringing his A Christmas Carol to life for audiences every year, and this version brings all the drama, comedy and redemption as Dickens had originally written it. 

For a less seasonal program, Turner can visit your school or venue as Charles Dickens sharing insight on his own life and a range of his literary works, in "A Visit with Charles Dickens". 

Seeking a women's history program? We also offer the original  "Tea with Mrs. Dickens" performed by professional actor and teaching artist Marci Diamond in period costume. Catherine Hogarth Dickens will welcome you to the Dickens' home in 1852, to share stories about her life as a young Scottish immigrant to England, her favorite Victorian culinary and holiday traditions, her own published book, and what it is like to be married to and even travel to America with the most famous author in the world. 

Please specify which of the 3 Dickens programs above you would like in program request notes section.

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Point to Point: $280.00
Point to Point Premium: $250.00
By Request: $280.00
By Request Premium: $250.00

Title 1 Schools may request a $20 discount off the Regular Price. DIscount also available per site when requesting a program for multiple sites to tune in simultaneously. Please inquire at theactorscompany1@gmail.com . Thank you!


45 minutes - 1 hour, but fully adaptable to other timeframes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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Primary Disciplines

Character Education, International, Language Arts/English, Leadership, Literacy, Performing Arts, Reading, Religion, Social and Emotional Learning( SEL), Social Studies/History, Writing

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Unless cancelled due to official emergency (e.g., school closed due to weather emergency), cancellation must be received in writing by The Actors Company at least 2 weeks in advance of scheduled program, to avoid fees for late cancellations. Those who cancel within 2 weeks, and do NOT re-book program (subject to 20% re-booking fee) will still be responsible for full program fee.. Please contact us with any questions.

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Actors Company

Waltham, MA
United States

The Actors Company's professional teaching artists offer original, engaging, historical and literary character-based shows, as well as customized workshops in theater topics and mindful & creative movement. 

Our highly interactive programs support educational objectives in ELA, HSS, STE, SEL, performing arts & physical literacy, in schools, as well as life-long learning goals in community settings. Our carefully researched historical & literary shows are presented in period costume, and all our programs are adaptable to specific curricular, developmental, and scheduling needs. 

TAC was founded by J.T. Turner (SAG-AFTRA, AEA), an award-winning professional writer, actor, director, and educator, and is managed by Marci Diamond (MPA, SAG-AFTRA, AEA), also a professional teaching artist/performer. Additional programming is provided by Marisa Diamond (BFA, SAG-AFTRA, AEA). 

All our teaching artists have extensive performance and teaching experience, both virtually and in-person, working with film and theater companies, universities, schools, senior communities, museums, universities, corporate and government clients, and non-profits. For more information: www.jtturner.org www.diamondcircus.com www.marisadiamond.com

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Program Details


In "A Christmas Carol," Charles Dickens (J.T. Turner) performs his entire work "A Christmas Carol", playing all the roles himself! For "A Visit with Mr. Dickens," he discusses his life, times, and works with the participants, including them in the conversation. For "Tea with Mrs. Dickens," Catherine Dickens (Marci DIamond) directly addresses the participants as if they are having tea with her at the Dickens family home in Dec. 1852.


1. Participants will develop an appreciation for the most popular novelist and Christmas story in history (outside of the New Testament).
2. In "A Christmas Carol," participants will explore the themes of poverty, charity, class inequality, generosity, and redemption as exemplified by this highly engaging performance of a classic Victorian tale. These themes are also explored in "A Visit with Mr. Dickens" and "Tea with Mrs. Dickens"