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Touring Consortium Theatre Company returns with stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities at Oxford Playhouse

Touring Consortium Theatre Company returns with stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel A Tale of Two Cities
Patrick Romer (©Robert Day)

"The play tracks the chaos and shift in power, and the love and sacrifices, focusing on one family’s entanglement during this terrifying time."

From 20th-24th September, Dicken’s literary masterpiece, A Tale of Two Cities, plays at Oxford Playhouse in the form of a Touring Consortium Theatre Company stage adaptation.

 

An insight into the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities draws parallels between rich and poor both in London and those across the channel in Paris. Spanning 15 years, the play tracks the chaos and shift in power, and the love and sacrifices, focusing on one family’s entanglement during this terrifying time.

Starring Jacob Ifan, best known for his role as PC Jake Vickers in the BBC series Cuffs, in his first professional theatre debut as Charles Darnay, this production’s experienced cast also features support by a community chorus formed of Oxford locals.

Adapted by Tony-nominated Mike Poulton (Wolf Hall), the performance will feature music from Oscar-winning composer Rachel Portman, OBE (The Cider House Rules, Beloved), James Dacre returns after the success of Brave New World and The Herbal Bed at the Playhouse, to direct this Dickens’ classic with design by Mike Britton.

 

Jon Tarcy and Shanaya Rafaat (©Robert Day)

 

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