Saturday 17th June 2017
£21.00 All seats
Charles Dickens visited Broadstairs in Kent regularly from 1837 until 1859. In 1937, to commemorate the centenary of the author’s first visit, Gladys Waterer, the then resident of Dickens House, conceived the idea of putting on a production of David Copperfield and of having people about the town in Victorian dress to publicise it. Thus the festival was born and, with the exception of the years of World War II, has been held annually ever since. Highlight of the day is the Grand Parade when the High Street is transformed back to Dickensian times.