Dickens by candlelight

a ghost story of christmas


DICKENS BY CANDLELIGHT, having been performed since 1997 at locations such as the the Dr. Phillips Center on Lake Ivanhoe, the Dr. Phillips Victorian Mansion, the Whispering Heaven Tea Room, and in private homes is once again returning to the Lowndes Shakespeare Center this year.  This production has become a holiday tradition in Central Florida as a three-person, interactive show providing theater-goers with a delightfully unique opportunity to experience A Christmas Carol the way it was intended to be told: as a Ghost Story. 

The tale cleverly envelops the audience as the characters move through and around the guests who are seated at treat-laden tables.  John DiDonna, Morgan Russell, and Monica Long Tamborello, three talented Orlando actors, portray all of the roles and artfully transform themselves from character to character and stave to stave. 

The best way to witness visits from the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and  Future is while enjoying homemade cookies and a pot of freshly-brewed hot tea.  The cast and crew is often available before the show for a steaming cup of wassail and caroling.  For tickets or more information, call 407-222-7669; or click here to send an email request.  To order by credit card, check out Orlando at Play.


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Thank you and

God bless us everyone!

"Close your eyes. Listen! Let Mr. Dickens paint the pictures
with his words.”


Join us for the 2015 Christmas season!

Our performances this year will be

December 11-22, 2015.

Call 407-222-7669 for more information.


Join us for a special Opening Night performance where, for the first time ever, you will get to sample the tastes of a Victorian Christmas as you join the Crachits for their Christmas feast. You’ll enjoy sampling the goose that they are so proud of as well as enjoying the turkey that Scrooge sends them. Finish out the meal with flaming plum pudding! Tickets for this unique performance and meal are just $75. You won’t want to miss this amazing beginning to the Holiday Season.