1857


January

Tavistock House Theatricals.

Charles Dickens holds four nights of theatrical performances at his Tavistock House residence. It includes a production of Wilkie Collins’s new work The Frozen Deep. A review in The Times newspaper says that ‘the audience comprise the highest celebrities in law, literature, art, and fashion‘.

February.

Dickens turns 45.

Charles Dickens’s 45th birthday was on 7 February 1857.