Dickensian Festival

Malton Dickensian Festival 2016

This Christmas celebrate A Christmas Carol in Malton

Saturday 10th December 2016

We are delighted to announce that during the Malton Christmas Food Market on 10th December ‘Penny Plain Victorian street theatre, all the way from Grassington, will perform, a unique, funny and slightly barking Victorian show for Malton Food Lover shoppers to enjoy, expect drama, traditional carols and mummery.

Malton Dickensian Festival

Friday 16th December 2016

On Friday 16th December, The Talbot invites you to take part in a Q&A discussion in the drawing room from 6pm-7pm.  Entry £3.  You will be greeted with a glass of mulled wine with a chance to see The Talbot in all its Christmas splendour and to see the book itself, ‘A Christmas Carol’, an early and signed edition, on display in the reception. Our panel will consist of Selina Scott, Miriam Margolyes and Lucinda Hawskley with a book signing at the end of the event.  Ask our esteemed experts everything you wanted to know about Charles Dickens and his circle. Limited tickets so book now by calling 01653 639 096.

Saturday 17th December 2016

For a festive treat, The Malton (Dickens) Society will present the spoof radio play ‘Who Killed Bob Cratchit?’ By Brian Oxberry on Saturday 17th December 2016 at 2pm and 4pm at The Blue Ball Inn, Malton, admission £5.

Harry Potter actress and The Real Marigold Hotel star, Miriam Margolyes is returning to Malton this year for the second time to headline the Malton Dickensian Festival.

BAFTA winning Miriam Margolyes, whose one-woman show Dickens’ Women was nominated for an Olivier award, will perform on 17th December at The Milton Rooms from 7pm.  We also welcome special guest and Dickens expert, Professor John Bowen, who will be giving our annual Dickens lecture called ‘Dickens Magic.’  Mince pies and mulled wine will be available at the interval.

Tickets are on sale now from the Milton Rooms Box Office, £14 each. Call 01653 696 240 to book.

Sunday 18th December 2016

Luncheon talk, tickets on sale now!

At this year’s Dickens lunch on 18th December, Lucinda Hawksley will be talking about the extended Dickens family, looking at Charles Dickens’ parents, siblings and children – including his brother Alfred, who lived in Malton. Come along and discover a cast of characters who would not have been out of place in a novel of their own.’ Tickets for the lunch are available from the Talbot, priced £25, call 01653 639096 to book.

Scrooges Counting House Museum will be open throughout the festival, please check the website for opening times.