DICKENS LITERARY MASTERPIECE
The Touring Consortium Theatre Company and Royal & Derngate Northampton
will bring Charles Dickens’ literary masterpiece A Tale of Two Cities to The Alhambra.
Dickens considered his novel the best story he had ever written. Interweaving one
family’s intensely personal drama with the terror and chaos of the French Revolution, it is an epic story of
love, sacrifice and redemption amidst horrific violence and world changing events.
A TALE OF TWO CITIES was first produced in Northampton in 2014, to great critical and public acclaim,
and was director James Dacre’s inaugural production at the theatre. Adapted by Mike Poulton (Fortune’s
Fool, Old Vic and Broadway, Wolf Hall RSC, West End & Broadway), with an original score by Oscar-winning
composer Rachel Portman (The Cider House Rules, Beloved), UK Theatre Award nominated design by
Mike Britton, lighting design by Paul Keogan, sound design by Adrienne Quartly, movement direction by
Struan Leslie and fight direction by Terry King.
A TALE OF TWO CITIES will play at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford from Tuesday 4 to Saturday 8
October as part of a UK Tour. The professional company will perform alongside a chorus of twelve actors
drawn from the local community, to capture the turbulence, anarchy and romance of London and Paris
during the tumultuous years of the French revolution.
Please call the Box Office on 01274 432000.