A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities


Adapted from the novel by CHARLES DICKENS

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had everything before us, we had nothing before us”

Sound familiar? How much more do those in power think Europe’s poor can take? When will the people take to the streets of the cities and roar enough is enough? 


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Please note that the contemporary framing of this production includes moments of violence and the use of strong language.
Matthew Dunster
Timothy Sheader
Lee Curran
Christopher Shutt
Fly Davis
Cast list:
Lydia Bradford, Sean Cernow, Claire-Louise Cordwell, Marième Diouf, Patrick Driver, Nabil Elouahabi, Lorna Gayle, Lewis Griffin, Nicholas Karimi, Nicholas Khan, Andrew Koji, Kevork Malikyan, Francesca Mills, Jude Owusu, Tim Samuels with Aliya Ali, Evie Buxton, Mia Dalley, Foyinsola Ighodalo, Kaitlyn Kou, and Olivea Puci sharing the children’s roles

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Regent's Park, London, NW1 4NU
Nearest tube:
Baker Street

A Tale of Two Cities Customer reviews

Our A Tale of Two Cities Review

This production of Charles Dicken’s A Tale of Two Cities certainly is not the best of times. Matthew Dunster’s new adaptation sets Dickens’ story at the heart of the modern day refugee crisis.  Characters weave in and out of three giant shipping containers wearing tracksuits, hoodies, and carrying their loved ones. Yet, in the same scenes, characters also wear traditional 18th century finery,... Read more

Latest A Tale of Two Cities News & Features

A Tale of Two Cities Open Air Theatre
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre announces casting for A Tale of Two Cities and Oliver Twist
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Regent's Park Open Air Theatre have announced casting for two productions in its Dickens Uncovered season which sees A Tale of Two Cities adapted by Matthew Dunster and Oliver Twist created for everyone aged six and over at the outdoor venue this summer.

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