Charles Dickens

Lyam David Kilker (who shares the role with Bejamin Snyder) as Oliver and Jacob Entenman as The Artful Dodger. Photo by Shawn May.

OLIVER! (Quintessence): Eat gruel, get pickpocketed, and become an orphan

Stepping back to a Victorian workhouse with Quintessence Theatre Group.

Billy Finn (left) and Graeme Malcolm in A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Photo by T Charles Erickson)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL (McCarter): One for past and present, but unfortunately not future

After this year, a holiday tradition will be refreshed. Here’s wishing it would remain.

Sean Vermeire, Geremy Webne-Behrman, and Loretta Vasile in Mechanical’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Photo credit: Eric Singel)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Mechanical): A clever take on Dickens’ holiday classic

A witty new adaptation of Dickens’ Christmas classic is performed in under an hour by a cast of three in a beautiful historic setting.

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THEY ONLY COME OUT AT NIGHT: A GRAVEYARD CABARET (REV Theatre): 2015 Fringe review 60

Charles Dickens comes undead at this haunting site-specific show.

Josh Carpenter (left) as Pip and Sally Mercer as Miss Havisham in the Arden Theatre Company’s GREAT EXPECTATIONS. Photo by Mark Garvin.

GREAT EXPECTATIONS (Arden): Exceeds all expectations

With a perfect combination of passion, pride, storytelling, and imagination, the Arden Theatre Company’s production of GREAT EXPECTATIONS is a thrilling night of theater.

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“Great Expectations” at Curio Theatre

Charles Dickens asked in his will that no memorials be erected to him and so the life-size sculpture of the author in Clarke Park in West Philadelphia is the only…