17th of September 2015 - Friday 18th of
King’s College London and the Charles Dickens Museum
Although not usually remembered as a dramatist, Dickens wrote several plays, including the one-act comedy Is She His Wife? or, Something Singular! In staging this diverting play, we aim to recreate the style, music, and performance techniques of Dickens’s early theatricals as closely as possible.
These performances, and the accompanying symposium, will form the basis of a practice-led research project, as well as promoting public awareness of Dickens’s more obscure works, and provoking questions about Dickensian theatricals and Victorian drama more widely.
Details of the TWO events:
A performance of the play, open to a public audience.
Introduced by Professor Michael Slater, and followed by a wine reception and Q&A with the production team.
Council Room, King’s College London (Strand Campus), 7pm.
‘Dickens and Drama’ symposium, followed by the second performance of the play.
Keynote speakers: Professor Jim Davis (Warwick), Dr Peter Orford (Buckingham), Dr Caroline Radcliffe (Birmingham).
Followed by a wine reception and Q&A with the production team.
Charles Dickens Museum, Doughty Street, 1pm – 7pm.