Oct 15th to 22nd 2016
Written by Mike Poulton adapted from Charles Dickens
Directed by Jane Railton
This exciting new stage adaptation hurtles through Dickens' 1859 masterpiece in little more than two hours.
Set towards the end of the 18th century in both London and Paris, it opens with a gripping courtroom scene in which the French aristocratic emigre Charles Darnay is falsely accused in an English court of spying for the mutinous American colonies.
Only the last minute intervention of the sharp-thinking barrister Sydney Carton saves him from a miscarriage of justice.
Thereafter the fates of these two men, and the woman they both love, become increasingly entangled as the bloody chaos of the revolution unfolding in France reaches its height.