Date and time: Thursday 15 October 7:30pm
Newbury Productions (UK) Ltd presents
Written and directed by Adam Long.
Dickens Abridged is a high-speed comic journey through Dickens’ Greatest Hits, including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations complete with flaming bride, David Copperfield, Bleak House in less than sixty seconds, A Tale of Two Cities featuring a fully functioning guillotine, Nicholas Nickleby, Old Curiosity Shop, and, of course… A Christmas Carol.
From Adam Long, founding member of The Reduced Shakespeare Company and co-creator of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) comes Dickens Abridged – a fast-paced musical comedy.
Four Dickens obsessed dudes from California bring hundreds of the great author’s best-loved characters to life in 90 minutes of madcap Dickensian musical mayhem. Dovetailing his greatest hits with the bizarre-but-true story of Charles Dickens’ own life, including his complicated romantic entanglements and his inexplicable enthusiasm for performing the bludgeoning scene from Oliver Twist over and over and over again. A singing, dancing love-letter to the life and works of the great man. This is Charles Dickens, unlike anything you have seen before.