About this event
Join us at Bury St Edmunds Guildhall for a special performance of Charles Dickens’ work, by his great-great-grandson Gerald Dickens.
The Friends of Moyse’s Hall, in association with Bury St Edmunds Heritage Trust, are delighted to present ‘Dickens Come to Bury St Edmunds’.
This special event will be a dramatic reading of extracts from Dickens classics ‘The Pickwick Papers’ and ‘Doctor Marigold’.
Performed by Gerald Dickens, the famous author’s great-great grandson, this event is not to be missed!
Reviews of Gerald Dickens:
“The audience was rapt, as it was in Charles’s day!”
“A once in a lifetime brush with literary history.”
Pay bar available.
Times: 7pm-9.45pm (doors open 6.30pm)
Tickets: £16, Friends of Moyse’s Hall and Friends of the Guildhall £15
Booking: Essential - use the 'Book now' button or call 01284 758000
About the Venue
In a town famed for its historic buildings, the Guildhall rightly takes its place among the most fascinating.
Dating back to 1279, it is the oldest continuously-used civic building in Britain and proudly boasts a World War Two Royal Observer Corps Control Centre – the only surviving room of its kind in the country.
Bury St Edmunds Guildhall features interactive displays and collections taking you on a journey through time and history.
Visit The Court Room, the Banqueting Hall, the RAF’s WWII Royal Observer Corps Operations Centre Headquarters, the Tudor Kitchen, courtyards and fabulous open gardens.
Through each room The Guildhall explores 700 years of local history and tells the story of the people who lived it. Live re-enactors will also appear on special occasions.
If you wish to organise group visits, tours or private hires at other times, please contact us.