This Holiday season, for the ninth consecutive year, local actor, Kirk Simpson will bring to life A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Taking a year hiatus from his usual one-man, musical due to Covid-19 restrictions, Simpson brings a new 2020 safety version of the timeless classic, with his theatrical brilliance and characterizations performed behind a protective screen for your dining comfort.
Returning to its storytelling roots, Dinner with Dickens: A Christmas Carol instantly puts guests in the Holiday spirit as the fabulous tale of love and redemption comes to life during dinner. Audiences interact with that old curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge prior to the show opening, giving them an intimate taste of who this “wicked old screw” really is. With a little help from the audience, Simpson, as Charles Dickens did over 150 years ago, performs a powerhouse, one-man dramatic performance, bringing ALL the beloved classic characters to life while guests enjoy Clay Hill Farm’s delicious drinks and fab fare from the new winter coastal classic menu.
Clay Hill Farm Presents… ‘Dinner with Dickens: A Christmas Carol’ opens on Thursday, December 10th for a six-show run.
Evening performances are Thursday, December 10th & 17th @ 6pm, and Matinées are Saturday, December 12th & 19th, and Sunday, December 13th & 20th @ 1pm.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children 7-13 – plus the cost of dinner from the a la carte menu.
Seating is very limited. All tables are spaced to exceed the Maine CDC requirements and Simpson will perform the show behind a protective screen.
Reservations and Masks required: (207) 361-2272. Details and menu online at ClayHillFarm.com
Clay Hill Farm is an award-winning restaurant on 11 private acres just 2 miles from downtown Ogunquit Village and 15 minutes North of Portsmouth. With a passion for locally sourced food and talent, Clay Hill Farm is a proud supporter of experiential dining and the arts.
Kirk Simpson is one of the founders of Clay Hill Farm Presents…, bringing to life such greats as Poe, Dickens, Robert Frost, Benjamin Franklin and Henry VIII, as well as a full cast of original characters in WHO? A One-man Murder Mystery, written by Simpson. Having over 25 years’ experience in entertainment, his talents vary from musical theater, drama, comedy, interactive theatre, murder mysteries, choral singing, historical recreations, renaissance fairs, children’s theatre, voice over, and so much more with his latest venture as King Richard XI at King Richard’s Faire in South Carver, MA. He lives with his Husband, James Winters in South Berwick, ME. Simpson also works as a freelance graphic designer and artist. His recently reimagined performance of, POE: Tales of Fear and Suspense opened to sold-out audiences in October, introducing fans to the new seasonal outdoor theater at Clay Hill Farm.