Always dreamt of having a true Dickensian Christmas? Well, now you can… Book in for this special immersive experience and lose yourself in the timeless magic of Dickens’ classic ‘A Christmas Carol’.
The Great Christmas Feast has returned for the fifth year running, offering Londoners the chance to travel back in time to Christmas Eve, 1843 and the enchanted home of Charles JH Dickens. Brought to life through brilliant immersive sets, a stellar theatrical production, and an indulgent yuletide feast, this is the event to book this Christmas.
Better still, we’ve secured priority access to the final ticket drop, just for Handbook readers. These tickets will be released to an (very long) waitlist in a few days. But you can skip that queue and book in right now. So be swift and click here to book this year’s best festive feasting experience before it’s too late.
Interested? Here’s what you can expect…
Created by The Lost Estate, a team known for transforming the greatest stories ever told into breathtaking immersive worlds, The Great Christmas Feast invites you to enter the cobbled streets of Victorian London and experience an all-encompassing retelling of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. This year, you’ll find it all at a stunning new purpose-built venue near Earls Court, packed with dazzling sets by acclaimed designers Darling & Edge.
Not long after you arrive, Dickens himself will appear, leading you and your fellow guests through a critically acclaimed immersive production of his classic festive tale. As the candles flicker and night draws in, each scene will come to life through spellbinding storytelling from Pierro Niel-Mee (Casualty, Lewis, Royal Shakespeare Company) and Leander Deeney (Captain America, Atonement, Skins), all accompanied by cinematic live music from Steffan Rees and a host of stellar musicians.
As Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the Ghosts of Christmas emerge, you’ll be served a delectable three-course feast, packed with all the Yuletide indulgence you could possibly want. Expect a menu of Victorian delicacies with delicious modern twists, created by star chef Ashley Clarke (Ex-Gordon Ramsay Group, Temper, Smokestak) and featuring dishes such as Cod And Oyster (a recipe by Catherine Dickens herself); House-Smoked Turkey with Apricot and Sage Stuffing (served with all the trimmings, naturally); and 12th Night Cake (a Christmas-spiced poached pear and frangipane finale which dates back to Mediaeval times).
If this all sounds like thirsty work, fear not – Dickens’ personal cellar will be open to all, with a Victorian cocktail menu of flips, cups and slings served all night. The Feast’s legendary house favourites, the Smoking Bishop and Pear Tree Cup return, whilst a number of new tipples make their debut, from the mysterious Rumfustian to the urbane Marley & Rye.
An evening of feasting, mixology and fantasy awaits. Just remember, Marley was dead to begin with…
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By The Handbook