In 1993, I created my first one-man show, a theatrical performance of "A Christmas Carol" inspired by Charles Dickens’ own energetic readings of the 1860s.
A fascination with the life and works of Charles led me to write and direct further one-man shows including "Mr Dickens is Coming!," "Nicholas Nickleby" and "Great Expectations," "The Signalman," and "Doctor Marigold." I regularly perform in major theatres and arts centres as well as at hotels and stately homes, such as Highclere Castle.
In 2021, I published my first book, ‘Dickens and Staplehurst. A Biography of a Rail Crash’. I am currently working on a second book about my life in the theatre.
I'm Gerald Dickens — actor, director, producer and great-great grandson of Charles Dickens.
A message from Gerald . . .
"Among the myriad versions of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” that pop up each Christmas, this one is different in two ways. One: Gerald Charles Dickens, who plays all 26 characters in the cautionary 1843 tale, is the author’s great-great-grandson. Two: His performance is twirlingly, leapingly physical, the antithesis of a “reading” of the work."
"Dickens commands stage in world premiere 'To Begin With.'
~ Star Tribune