There’s a special anniversary being marked for an even more special festive tale
Step back in time this Christmas. You can celebrate 175 years of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in one of the buildings written about by the man himself.
Eastgate House in Rochester High Street, which featured as Westgate in the Pickwick Papers and the Nun’s House in the Mystery of Edwin Drood, is staging performances of the traditional festive tale in the Grade I listed town house on Sunday, December 9, and again on Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16. The drama will unfold around visitors in the 16th century grand reception room, as well as in various alcoves and hidden doorways. Performances will be held at 1pm, 2.30pm, 4pm, 5.30pm and 7pm. Cllr Howard Doe from Medway Council said: “Eastgate House was an inspiration to Charles Dickens so I’m pleased that we’re celebrating 175 years of A Christmas Carol.” Tickets cost £12 and need to be booked in advance. Pop in or call 01634 332700. The house is also open on selected dates this Christmas.
Historic Eastgate House will be the scene of Dickens’ tale A Christmas Carol