VenueAlhambra Theatre
Other spaces at this venue include: Studio
CountyWest Yorkshire
From4th October 2016
To8th October 2016
When19:30. Wed Mat 14:00. Sat Mat 14:30
What is currently on at Alhambra Theatre (V965)

A Tale of Two Cities

The 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 :: production:T02125170618, play:S0425354391, venue:V965

Production details


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

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