Wed 23 Feb to Sat 5 Mar

Lost Dog - The Place

A Tale of Two Cities

£20 / £13 concs

If you’ve never read Dickens’ 1859 novel of revolution and excessive gestures of love, then this is the show for you.  If you have read it, this might also be the show for you, depending on how well you remember it. 

Dickens left a lot out of his novel, particularly when it comes to Lucie, the central female character.  She was underwritten, all her psychological complexity left on the cutting room floor.  This show picks up those offcuts and sticks them together, possibly in the wrong order, to rediscover the real story of this complex, troubled, funny 21st century woman. 

★★★★★ 'Pure pleasure. Smart, subversive and sexy’
The Guardian, Juliet & Romeo

★★★★★ ‘The comedy is divine, but the images of love and loss are achingly human’
The Independent, Paradise Lost (Lies Unopened Beside Me)

From the creators of Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me) and Juliet & Romeo, comes a re-staging of one of the bestselling novels of all time (allegedly). Part dance, part theatre, part fictionalised documentary, no-part costume drama, this is Lost Dog’s nearly unrecognisable re-imagining of a classic.

Duration: 90 minutes, plus interval
Age Recommendation: 12+ 

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How to watch

This is a live performance in The Place theatre. 

Please note: We are doing everything we can to ensure the safety and experience of our performers and audiences. With that in mind, we are continuing to sell at a reduced capacity with a view to increase to full capacity should the conditions allow for it. As a result, the seating layout may change between the time of your booking and the performance date, therefore seating may not be socially distanced. Please rest assured that our aim will be to operate our front of house areas and auditorium within recommendations for safety. If you have any questions please contact

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Production Credits

Valentina Formenti, Nina-Morgane Madelaine, Temitope Ajose-Cutting, Hannes Langolf, John Kendall

Production credits:
Devised by Ben Duke and the Company
Director: Ben Duke
Associate Director: Pippa Duke
Designer: Amber Vandenhoeck
Lighting Designer: Katy Morison
Video Designer: Will Duke
Video Design Associate: Hayley Egan
Sound Designer: Hjorvar Rognvaldsson
Videographer: Idris Ellis
Dramaturg: Raquel Meseguer
Production Manager: Dave Sherman

A Tale of Two Cities is co-produced by Lost Dog, The Place, and Warwick Arts Centre with funding from Arts Council England. Commissioned by Théâtre de la Ville, Paris; supported by Worthing Theatres, The Point Eastleigh and The Leche Trust.

Times: 7.30pm & 3pm
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: at The Place

This event is part of Theatre Programme - 99A 8054

Performance Dates


Lost Dog's A Tale of Two Cities - On Tour

Lost Dog, The Place & Warwick Arts Centre present A Tale of Two Cities, on a UK & International Tour in Spring 2022.