Another fabulous performance by Don’t Go Into The Cellar, at Speke Hall. This time we got into the Christmas spirit with a wonderful rendition of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol.
The weather was perfect for our first pre-Christmas outing, cold and frosty with a hint of the snow to come. We wrapped up warm and sat in the glimmering candlelight of the Great Hall, listening to this well-known story.
I really felt as if we were in the presence of Charles Dickens, reading his wonderful Christmas tale.
A Christmas Carol was brought to life, as we settled down for this "tale of revenants and redemption, hauntings and humbug, seasonal spooks and sentiment".
I have been a Dickens fan for years and always feel that the winter months are the best time to read his novels. Nicholas Nickleby has always been my favourite, and I'm looking forward a re-read before, or over, Christmas. Dickens novels are full of everything that is good and bad in society, and his stories are as relevant today as they were when they were first written.
Speke Hall was certainly a fantastic place to enjoy a pre-Christmas treat.