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September 16, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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One event on September 16, 2022 at 6:00 pm

This September, join us for special performances by Gerald Dickens, the great-great-grandson of famous author Charles Dickens! The Oliver Wight Café will also be open to serve pastries, cookies, coffee, tea, beer, and wine till 6:00 pm.

Pre-registration is required; see below for more information. 

Each performance will include both shows that are listed below with a 20-30 minute intermission.

The Signalman

Charles Dickens is well known for his ghost stories but The Signalman is the most atmospheric of them in all.  In a deep, damp railway a lonely signalman tells his terrible tale to a complete stranger.  The signal box, the tunnel, even the telegraph wires seem to haunt him at every turn.  Gerald Dickens’s performance reflects the brooding nature of this work.

A Child’s Journey with Dickens

The story, written by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggins and told by Mr. Dickens, is about a 12 year old girl’s memory of her chance meeting with her literary hero, Charles Dickens, on a train journey from Portland Maine to Boston Massachusetts, and his enchantment with both her boldness and innocence.  An enchanting tale for all ages!

A Child’s Journey with Dickens will also feature OSV volunteer Jennifer M. Emerson as Kate Douglas Wiggin.

Meet & Greet:
At the end of each performance, there will be a meet and greet event in the Ox & Yoke Mercantile.  Gerald loves to talk to people, take pictures and sign autographs.


This show will run at 1:00 and 6:00 on Friday, September 16th. Please click your prefered time slot below to reserve your ticket(s). Seating is general admission and doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Please note that tickets do NOT include standard daytime admission. If you wish to visit the Village, which is open 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, you will need to purchase standard daytime admission tickets here

$20 Adult
$18 Member Adult
$10 Youth (4-17)
$8 Member Youth (4-17)

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Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, 01566 United States
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