Four cameos from Bell House’s long and fascinating history will be told in promenade performances this Christmas. Christmas Eve 1772 will amusingly recall a musical evening in the same room in which it originally took place. Below Stairs, allows a peep into the preparations taking place in the original kitchen for an anticipated celebration in 1865. Elegy 1919 sees authors, G K Chesterton and Maurice Baring joining Nan Lucas, then owner of Bell House, at Christmas and remembering Nan’s brother and their great friend killed in 1916. Coronation Day 1953 hilariously relates the story of how the Dulwich College housemaster and his wife contrived to watch the events of the day on the then boarding school’s 9” TV without interruptions from the boys.

Friday 2nd December 8pm, Saturday 3rd December 8pm (Gala night), Sunday 4th December 3pm and 7.30pm. Tickets (from Bell House website Events, £18 (to include punch and cake). Children over 8 £12 (to include drink and cake) at Bell House, College Road SE21

Please note - Tickets are strictly limited at each performance. Early booking is advisable.