In a love letter to the great Charles Dickens, five devotees from Santa Cruz, California, bring hundreds of Dickens’ best loved characters to life in a show like no other.
Rattling through the likes of Oliver Twist, Great Expectations (in under 60 seconds), David Copperfield, Bleak House, A Tale of Two Cities (complete with a fully functioning guillotine and singing severed head), Nicholas Nickleby, Old CuriosityShop, and, of course… A Christmas Carol as the grand finale in which Tiny Tim rocks the house with a searing electric guitar solo.
Towering characters like Ebeneezer Scrooge and Bob Cratchit, Miss Havisham, Bill Sykes, Fagin and The Artful Dodger, Little Nell, Charles Darnay, and The Downtrodden Poor of Eighteenth Century France, come to life in this breathless comic journey.
You're also taken on a journey through the true story of Charles Dickens' bizarre own life – his complicated romantic entanglements, his exotic illnesses, and his inexplicable enthusiasm for performing the bludgeoning scene from Oliver Twist over and over and over again.
At London's Arts Theatre until 5 January 2014, book your DICKENS ABRIDGED tickets today!
*Please note: Recommended for ages 12+. No babes in arms.