‘A Christmas Carol’ returns to Country Cupboard

LEWISBURG — A familiar phrase often tossed out during the Christmas season is Ebenezer Scrooge’s “Bah, humbug!”

Theatergoers who relish hearing miserly Scrooge snarwl those words in “A Christmas Carol” have an opportunity to hear Gerald Charles Dickens utter them again at the Country Cupboard Restaurant, 101 Hafer Rd.

The great-great-grandson of renown author Charles Dickens (for whom he was named) returns to Lewisburg on Dec. 4 for two theatrical performances of the holiday classic.

Performances of Dickens’ one-man show are scheduled at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Doors open a half hour prior to the show.

Country Cupboard offers tickets for the Dinner Buffet and Show Package, and Show Only tickets. Those selecting the Dinner Buffet Package are encouraged to arrive two hours before the show to ensure sufficient time to enjoy the Buffet. All tickets are reserved seating.

A resident of Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England, Dickens is an accomplished actor, director and producer; and former President of the Charles Dickens Fellowship Society.

Gerald Dickens first performed his solo version of “A Christmas Carol” in America in 1993, returning annually to perform at historic hotels, libraries, theaters, Dickens festivals and, for the last few years, at the area’s Country Cupboard Restaurant.

Reportedly, Gerald Charles Dickens’ gives a “captivating rendition” of his great-great grandfather’s timeless holiday novel, first penned in the 1860’s.