“The best night of Christmas”
Mary, DesignMyNight ★★★★★
London’s secret Christmas dining experience 2020-21
Extended to Jan 10th 2021 due to insatiable demand.
“Every part of it was perfect. A night I will always treasure.”
Charlotte, TimeOut ★★★★★
Somewhere in the City, a Victorian Christmas world has appeared.
Discover an enchanted door near London Bridge that leads back in time, to the snowy streets of Victorian London and the bewitching home of Charles Dickens himself…
Revel in a night of Yuletide feasting, festive cocktails and enchanting storytelling, all built by acclaimed experience makers, The Lost Estate.
Lose yourself in a magical retelling of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
The candles flicker and night draws in. Watch spellbound, as Dickens’ iconic festive tale unfolds all around you.
Sneer at Scrooge, feast with the Cratchits, guffaw at the Ghost of Christmas Present and shiver at the Shade of Christmas Yet To Come.
Be transported by Dickens’ electrifying one-man performance, his every word given cinematic depth by stunning live music.
Indulge in a decadent Festive Feast by Star Chef, Adam Gray
Savour three mouthwatering plates of Christmas gastronomy woven into the heart of the story.
There’s a fiendishly more-ish Victorian Street Food starter, the deliriously unfinishable Cratchits’ Christmas Feast, and a boozily brilliant Christmas Wassail to finish, packed with warming Christmas spices.
Each course is the work of the legendary Adam Gray, former Head Chef at Rhodes Twenty Four, Rhodes City and Skylon, holder of a Michelin Star for over 12 years.
“DICKENS WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD”
“So engaging and funny and told the story of A Christmas Carol in a way that no one ever has.”
Sam, Facebook ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
New tickets for January 2021 now on sale.
This year’s Feast has been our fastest selling experience ever. Due to the demand, we’re thrilled to announce all-new performances for January 2nd to 10th 2021.
Please note, these are our final seats. No more will be released, so gather your group now and book.
All tickets include the secret location and password, reserved seating, a full 3-course feast by star chef Adam Gray and our acclaimed Christmas Carol experience. They range from £89.50 – £129.50.
“Unforgettable – hope we don’t have to wait too
long for the next one!”
Helen, TimeOut ★★★★★
Independent reviews from Facebook, Timeout and DesignMyNight
“WOW! Just wow!”
“Can’t wait for the next one!”
“Like stepping back in time.”
“Loved the whole experience.”
“The actor and musicians were superb.”
“Great atmosphere, lovely food”
“A fabulous experience.”
“A great Christmas treat.”
“Phenomenal and engaging!”
“A totally original experience”
“A must for any theatre buff!!!”
“Enjoyed every second”
“I was blown away.”
“Bloody marvellous night out.”
“The service was impeccable”
“Not be missed!”
“What a brilliant evening!”
“A real Victorian feast!“
“Out of this world!”
“Definitely a must-see!”
“A breathtaking production”
The Great Christmas Feast Features An Indulgent Festive Menu by Star Chef, Adam Gray.
ADAM GRAY is one of the UK’s foremost chefs. He cut his teeth with Bruno Loubet at the Four Seasons Hotel before joining Raymond Blanc’s team at the world-famous Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons.
Adam rose to prominence as one of Gary Rhodes’ closest collaborators. From 2001, he maintained Michelin Stars at City Rhodes then Rhodes Twenty-Four, both in London, winning the BMW Best New Restaurant award in the 2004 and gaining three AA rosettes to boot.
In 2010 Adam became co owner of The Red Lion in his home village of East Haddon, leaving the Rhodes group a year later to focus on the project full-time. Under his ownership, The Red Lion entered The Good Food Guide as an Editors choice “top ten country pubs” before earning a Bib Gourmand in the Michelin Guide.
Adam has also held positions as Executive Chef of Skylon restaurant, Executive Chef for the Bourne and Hollingsworth Group, and Chef Consultant for the legendary Phil Howard.
Having spent years researching the history of British Food, Adam has conjured a stunning three-course menu for The Great Christmas Feast, inspired by iconic Victorian dishes. With recipes from the legendary Ms. Beeton’s Household Guide, street foods from the notorious Billingsgate markets, and much more, the menu is a riot of Victorian flavours, delivered through a deliciously contemporary gastronomic lens.
“THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS AND PLENTIFUL”
“the service was impeccable and the acting fantastic!”
Julia, Timeout ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
As ever, the 2020 Feast features an enticing and intriguing menu of Victorian Mixology.
From the richly comforting Smoking Bishop to the delightfully refreshing Loving Cup, quench your Christmas thirst with flights of immersive and unctuous Dickensian cocktails.
There are fizzing tipples to befuddle and bewitch, steaming toddies, reviving flips, and elegant slings, all from the award-winning mixologists behind the Lost Love Speakeasy.
“Highly recommended for a fabulous night out”
Angela, Facebook ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Adam Clifford (Charles Dickens)
Following his stunning performances at The Great Christmas Feast in 2018 and 2019, Adam Clifford returns to reprise the role of Charles Dickens. Adam is an actor, theatre-maker, percussionist and composer who trained at the Jacques Lecoq International School of Theatre in Paris and the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Formerly a member of the world-renowned Song of the Goat Theatre in Poland, Adam recently starred in the Royal Court Theatre’s The Song Project with Wende Snijders and Isobel Waller-Bridge. He makes and performs work with a number of theatre companies, including his own – SON– and performs the music of Steve Reich around the world with The Colin Currie Group.
Tama Phethean (Dickens – Alternate)
Tama graduated from Rose Bruford College in 2017. His credits include: Grow up, be a good parent (Iconoclast), Macbeth (Young Shakespeare Company), The Great Duke of Florence, The False One (The Globe), Night of the Living Dead Live! (Aria Entertainment), ManMuck (AM Media Productions).
Writing credits: ManMuck (AM Media Productions).
The Great Christmas Feast is An Untold Tale by The Lost Estate
Charles Dickens: Adam Clifford
Dickens Alternate: Tama Phethean
Alessandro Paganini/Violin: Douglas Harrison
David Copperfield/Cello: Steffan Rees
Gazza/The Librarian: Aaron Millard
FOH Manager/Ursula: Ella Donaldson
Bar Manager/Bumblebod: Conrad Harshaw
Asst. Bar Manager: Simon Morgan
Executive Chef: David Lagonell
Head Chef: Michael Chan
Composer: Steffan Rees
Sound Designer: Chris Murray
Lighting Designer: Peter Small
Costume Designer: Libby Todd
Set Design: Darling & Edge
Casting: Jenkins McShane
Production Manager: Rich Irvine
Show Manager: Ruth Parry
Deputy Show Manager: Alessia Palombo
Duty Manager: Chaz Griffith-McCann
Technical Operator: Adam Hutton
Marketing Manager: Emily Forato
HERE ARE SOME OF THE MEASURES WE’VE INTRODUCED TO KEEP YOU SAFE.
REDUCED CAPACITY: There will be just 60 guests per night with table service only.
TABLES: This year, every group will have their own table and will not share with other bookings.
GROUP SIZES: Tickets can only be booked in groups of 2, 4 or 6 people, so we can guarantee a socially distanced layout at all times.
TICKET TYPES: There will be no show-only tickets this year. ALL tickets will include a stunning three-course feast so we can keep service simple and safe.
TIMINGS: Evening shows will start at 7pm to comply with the government’s new 10pm closing times.
REFUNDS: For your peace of mind, we have a comprehensive new refund and exchange policy.
FULL COVID-19 SAFETY POLICY:
Of course, the above is just a small part of how we’re keeping you safe this year. For our full and extensive COVID-19 safety policy click here.