Director Timothy Sheader has assembled a company of 21 actors to re-tell Dicken’s A Tale of Two Cities: 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.
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