February 1911: Dickens’s Birthday Celebration – Dramatic Entertainment in the Athenaeum Hall

An article on page three of The Glasgow Herald, on Thursday the 2nd of February, 1911, reads:




This year the Dickens birthday celebration, under the auspices of the Glasgow Dickens

Society, will take the form of a dramatic entertainment in the Athenaeum Hall on

Tuesday, February 7. The pieces to be presented are ‘The Cricket on the Hearth,’ in

three acts, and ‘A Christmas Carol,’ a shorter play. Both productions will be under the

direction of Mr Percival Steeds, teacher of elocution and dramatic art in the Athenaeum,

who last year so successfully stage managed ‘The Pickwickians.’ ”



George Fairfull-Smith, May 2022.