In 1866, Charles Dickens embarked on an epic tour of Great Britain and America. Like a literary rock star, his one-man performances of his most famous works packed theatres to the rafters. But away from the footlights, he bore shameful secrets and a lifestyle unbecoming of a Victorian gentleman. Charles Dickens: The Readings And The Rumours is a brand-new co-production from Dickens Theatre Company and the Palace Theatre, featuring excerpts from Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol and The Pickwick Papers. Westcliff-based (occasional) Eastenders actor Ryan Philpott delves into the clandestine affairs of the world’s greatest writer as Dickens’ life draws to its end.
Recommended age 10+ years