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A Tale of Two Cities archiveThe novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralised by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution. Retaining the thrill and tension of the French Revolutionary setting but merging it with a modern, East London aesthetic, the production reimagines Dickens' dangerous and doomed antihero Sydney Carton as a member of the 27 Club (which includes Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse). The adaptation marries three of the finest artists in their own fields that England has ever known: Dickens the master story-teller, Rattigan the great playwright and Gielgud the mercurial actor. Gielgud intended to play both Sidney Carton and a number of other roles, and this production will realise that ambition - and show off the talents of an incredible team of performers - by having thirty characters played by just eight actors.

Book by Charles Dickens. Adapted by Terence Rattigan. Adapted by John Gielgud.

Archive listings for A Tale of Two Cities

Work type: Play.


Producer Royal & Derngate. Company The Touring Consortium Theatre Company (in association with Darlington Civic Theatre). Adapted by Mike Poulton. Music Rachel Portman. Director James Dacre. Design Mike Britton. Lighting Paul Keogan. Sound Adrienne Quartly. Director Struan Leslie (movement). Director Terry King (fight direction). Performer Jacob Ifan (Charles Darnay). Performer Joseph Timms (Sydney). Performer Shanaya Rafaat (Lucie). Performer Sue Wallace (Miss Pross). Performer Patrick Romer (Dr Manette). Performer Harry Attwell (Defarge). Performer Noa Bodner (Madame Defarge). Performer Michael Garner (Lorry). Performer Sean Murray (Barsad). Performer Christopher Hunter (Marquis). Performer Rebecca Birch. Performer Jonathan Dryden Taylor. Performer Jon Tarcy.
22 Nov 16 to 26 Nov 16Theatre Royal, Nottingham :: V462
listing details L252097624
15 Nov 16 to 19 Nov 16Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham :: V90
listing details L01396949576
8 Nov 16 to 12 Nov 16King's Theatre, Edinburgh :: V601
listing details L1465208940
1 Nov 16 to 5 Nov 16Theatre Royal, Brighton :: V657
listing details L01090526551
19 Oct 16 to 22 Oct 16Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton :: V161
listing details L01811875939
11 Oct 16 to 15 Oct 16Blackpool Grand Theatre, Blackpool :: V518
listing details L01786981492
4 Oct 16 to 8 Oct 16Alhambra Theatre, Bradford :: V965
listing details L0662771046
27 Sep 16 to 1 Oct 16Richmond Theatre, Outer London :: V327
listing details L1519828398
20 Sep 16 to 24 Sep 16The Playhouse, Oxford :: V803
listing details L1562959312
13 Sep 16 to 17 Sep 16Royal & Derngate, Northampton :: V449
listing details L943161721


Producer Civic Darlington. Director Eduard Lewis.
19 Nov 16 to 20 Nov 16Darlington Hippodrome (formerly Civic Theatre), Darlington :: V562
listing details L0812897879


Company Maidenhead Drama Guild.
24 Jun 15 to 27 Jun 15Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead :: V1294444431
listing details L01999660639


Company Newbury Dramatic Society. Director Ann Davidson.
27 May 15 to 30 May 15The Watermill Theatre, Newbury :: V733
listing details L319871003


Producer Theatreupclose. Director Adam Speadbury-Maher. Design Christopher Hone. Lighting Seth Rook Williams. Costume Jonathan Lipman. Performer Stewart Agnew. Performer Paul Beech. Performer Nicholas Bishop. Performer Flaminia Cinque. Performer Jennie Gruner. Performer John Hodgkinson. Performer Shelley Lang. Performer Giles Stoakley.
25 Sep 13 to 19 Oct 13The King's Head Theatre, Inner London :: V235
listing details L1626624520

Other listings

17 Feb 16 to 20 Feb 16Gracie Fields Theatre, Rochdale :: V500
listing details L1634091960

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