Doctor Who and A Christmas Carol

Doctor Who and Dickens in a Festive Adventure The warm-hearted family event is suitable for all ages and takes place 6-7pm on Saturday 15 December at The Wesley Centre, Malton. Tickets £7 adults, £3 children. To book visit Travel in time and space with Dickens and the Doctor in an affectionate journey celebrating two… Read More

175 Years of A Christmas Carol, 16th December

Sunday 16th December – Luncheon talk – 1pm 175 Years of A Christmas Carol When Charles Dickens published “A Christmas Carol” in December of 1843, the story was intended as a protest against the injustices of the world he lived in and, especially, to strike a blow against child poverty. Today, his great great great… Read More

One Man Show, 15th December 2018

Mr Charles Dickens presents A Christmas Carol, Sat 15 December, £6-£12, 19:30, The Milton Rooms. Box Office 01653 600048 Few people know that Charles Dickens originally wanted to be an actor and A Christmas Carol was the first public performance he gave of his own work. After his opening night he said The success was most… Read More

A Christmas Carol In Concert, 21st December 2018

A Christmas Carol in Concert, Fri, 21st December, £10, 19:30, The Milton Rooms. Box Office 01653 600048 This unique retelling of Dickens’ heart-warming tale uses an array of traditional and modern instruments and authentic musical arrangements. It brims with warmth, wit and wonder. Modern-day balladeers Green Matthews take the well-loved festive adventure back to its… Read More

A message from our Patron, Selina Scott

 Unbeknown to many, while A Christmas Carol was set in the fog of London, it was actually the swirling mists of Malton, near York, and a young lawyer from the town, that inspired Dickens to create his haunting tale. Still a struggling writer, Dickens met Charles Smithson when he was working for a firm of… Read More

A Song for Malton

A special festival Christmas Carol was commissioned by the Festival in 2016, involving Malton community choirs led by Philippa Hanna. Read More

About ‘A Christmas Carol’

The Malton Dickensian Festival annually celebrates, ‘A Christmas Carol.’ From the Muppets to Mickey Mouse, to Bill Murray’s Scrooged and Jim Carey’s animation, A Christmas Carol has endured on our TV and movie screens! Charles Dickens’ classic story of a time travelling pensioner who sees dead people, is a festive fairy tale which has itself… Read More