A BAFTA-nominated director is bringing an upcoming play about Charles Dickens to Ulverston with a retelling of A Christmas Carol.

'What the Dickens?' will place the famous author in the shoes of his most storied character, Scrooge, and is directed by Nick Renton. 

Beginning its tour on Wednesday October 11, the play will make a stop at the Coronation Hall on October 12, opening at 7:30pm.

Writer and producer Clare Norburn said: "What the Dickens? aims to empower and give a voice to the women in Dickens’ life who were denied an opportunity to give their side of the story at the time.

"Despite its setting within the Victorian past, it speaks for today, for women, and for victims of celebrities."

The play will revolve around Dickens being confronted by three ghosts of women he mistreated: his ex-wife and mother of his ten children Catherine, his mistress Ellen Ternan and another who audiences will have to wait and see to discover the identity of.

"The story of Charles Dickens is the story of a man who has a public image, and a private life which is at odds with that public image which is very relevant to today," Mrs Norburn added.

Director Nick Renton earned his two BAFTA nominations in 2000 and 2002 for 'Wives and Daughters' and 'The Russian Bride', both of which were up for best drama serial.

His work will be combined with lighting design by Natalie Rowland and soundtracked by lively Victorian street music, carols, folk music from the Middle Ages to the 19th Century and new incidental music performed by The Telling.

Standard tickets for the performance cost £20 and can be bought from the Coro's website.