Tue 8 Feb to Wed 9 Feb

Lost Dog - Theatre Royal Bury St. Edmunds

A Tale of Two Cities

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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, no interval
Age Recommendation: 12+ 

Please Note: These performances take place at Theatre Royal Bury St. Edmunds: Westgate St, Bury Saint Edmunds, IP33 1QR

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
Projection Designer: Will Duke
Projection 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
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: on tour

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.