Genre: Light Drama
Performed to critical acclaim in theatres around the country, this powerful adaptation is now restructured and revised with an even stronger text. Scrupulously faithful to Dickens’ original, its remarkable achievement is that the audience leaves the theatre with the impression it really has witnessed a dramatisation of the entire book in a little over two and one half hours playing time. All the characters are vividly portrayed, the magnificent Micawber, the scheming ‘umble’ Uriah Heep, the proud and loveable Mr Peggotty and his tender-hearted sister, the wicked Mr Murdstone, the irascible Aunt Betsey, the ‘willing’ Mr Barkis, the ‘lone lorn’ Mrs Gummidge and a cast of thirty richly rewarding parts, with easy flexible doubling for all ages including children. The flowing narrative of the story, told by David both as a boy and grown up, allows a myriad of options to the director in the staging. ‘This is a splendid piece of theatrical adaptation and I cannot commend it highly enough to those who want to present a production in epic proportions.’ — Amateur Stage.