Dickens Abridged cast at Arts Theatre
Cast announced for Dickens Abridged, which opens at the Arts Theatre, 2 Dec 2013, following previews from 27 Nov - booking to 5 Jan 2014.
This musical comedy from the co-creator of The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged), will include Damian Humbley (Charles Dickens), Jon Robyns (Fagin, Scrooge and many other characters), Kit Orton (Miss Havisham, David Copperfield and many others), Gerard Carey (Tiny Tim, Oliver Twist and others), Matthew Hendrickson (Mr. Micawber, The Ghost of Christmas Present and others).
Written by Adam Long, and co-created by Alex Jackson-Long. It's a high-speed comic journey through Dickens' Greatest Hits, in just ninety minutes, a cast of five Charles Dickens devotees bring hundreds of the great author’s best-loved characters to life in 90-minutes of madcap Dickensian mayhem. From Great Expectations complete with flaming bride, to A Christmas Carol in which Tiny Tim rocks the house with a soaring electric guitar solo, Dickens Abridged will take you on a 'hilarious ride' through the thrills and spills of some of Charlie’s greatest works including David Copperfield, Bleak House, A Tale of Two Cities, Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby.
Damian Humbley was most recently seen as Charley Kringas in Merrily We Roll Along at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Harold Pinter Theatre. Other recent credits include Lend Me A Tenor at the Gielgud Theatre, Shoes at the Peacock Theatre and Jamie in the UK Premiere of The Last Five Years at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Jon Robyns is currently playing Sir Galahad in Spamalot at the Playhouse Theatre. Other recent credits include Hollis Bessemer in Road Show at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Enjolras in the 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables, Marius in Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre and Princeton/Rod in the Original Cast of Avenue Q at the Noel Coward Theatre. Kit Orton is currently appearing alongside Jon as Sir Lancelot in Spamalot at the Playhouse Theatre. Gerard Carey has appeared in Soho Cinders at Soho Theatre, Master Class at the Vaudeville Theatre, Prince Herbert in Spamalot at the Palace Theatre and as Robertson Ay in the Original Cast of Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre. Matthew Hendrickson has appeared in the West End productions of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) and The Complete History of America (Abridged) at the Criterion Theatre.