A HOSPICE is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens by hosting a theatre production.

Kirkdale Bookshop and Spontaneous Productions will be presenting A Celebration of the Life and Works of Charles Dickens as part of the St Christopher's Hospice social programme.

Doors open at 7pm on Saturday, April 14, for a 7.30pm start at the hospice in Lawrie Park Road, Sydenham.

There will be a series of readings performed by the company along with musical interludes and songs.

Tickets cost £12.50 and include a glass of wine and canapes.

Call 020 8768 4500 to reserve tickets.