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Dickens Descendant Delights with One-Man Show of “A Christmas Carol”
Great-great grandson of Charles Dickens to appear at Byers’ Choice Ltd. December 11-12
Bucks County, Pa. (November 11, 2009) — It will be a Dickens of a weekend at Byers’ Choice Ltd.
when Gerald Charles Dickens, the great-great grandson of famed author Charles Dickens, dazzles
audiences as he performs his one-man show of “A Christmas Carol” from December 11-12.
The fast-paced performance, which will take place inside the Byers’ Choice workshop, 4355 County Line
Road, Chalfont, features Dickens playing the roles of all 26 characters in his ancestor’s beloved holiday
tale. This 75-minute show brings the original story to life and reminds us all of the true meaning of
In addition to his visit to Byers’ Choice, Dickens will be touring the East Coast from Thanksgiving
weekend through December 13, taking him from New England through Virginia. Other Philly-area stops
include Trenton (December 12) and Bethlehem (December 13).
Show times at Byers’ Choice are 7 p.m. on Friday, December 11 and 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 12.
Tickets are $18 each and can be purchased online at www.byerschoice.com or by calling 215-822-6700.
Seating is limited and previous performances have sold out. Interested guests are encouraged to reserve
More Dickensian Fun at the Byers’ Choice Visitor Center
While attending “A Christmas Carol,” guests are welcome to explore the Byers’ Choice Visitor Center,
which pays homage to Dickensian England as gas lanterns and cobblestone streets pave the way
through a life-size recreation of an olde London street scene.
Visitors can try Victorian clothing on for size, write a letter to Santa and examine elaborate holiday
displays and dioramas with hundreds of the famous Byers’ Choice Carolers and Kindles.
A limited-edition Caroler will be available to commemorate the Dickens weekend, and a wide selection of
other Carolers and Christmas items can also be purchased in the Byers’ Choice Gift Emporium.
“We’ve been hosting Gerald for the past several years, and it’s a delight each time,” said Joyce Byers,
Founder, Designer and Mom of Byers’ Choice. “His performance is truly one-of-a-kind, and it’s great to
see the joy he brings to audiences at our Visitor Center.”
About Byers’ Choice Ltd.
Byers’ Choice, creator of the famous Caroler figurines, is one of the largest producers of Christmas
decorations in the United States. Each Caroler is handmade in the company’s Bucks County, Pa. facility,
which is also home to a Christmas museum and gift Emporium. Visitors are welcome to tour the factory
and enjoy the miniature Christmas village and life-size Dickensian London street scene. For more
information, visit www.byerschoice.com, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/byerschoiceltd and
become a fan on Facebook.
Available for interviews: Gerald Charles Dickens, actor, producer and director
Joyce Byers, Founder, Designer and Mom, Byers’ Choice
Media Contact: Kristin Contino
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