Dickens considered his novel A Tale Of Two Cities 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.
This bold dramatic adaptation by Mike Poulton (Wolf Hall), set to rousing original music by Oscar-winning composer Rachel Portman (Chocolat, The Cider House Rules), “aims to focus on the humanity of Dickens’ novel in a way that gives the historical events an immediacy and urgent relevance for today’s audiences” said director James Dacre.
A co-production by the TOURING CONSORTIUM THEATRE COMPANY and ROYAL & DERNGATE NORTHAMPTON.
Writer: Charles Dickens (novel), Mike Poulton (adaptor)
Director: James Dacre
Cast: Christopher Hunter, Harry Attwell, Jon Tarcy, Jacob Ifan, Jonathan Dryden Taylor, Michael Garner, Joseph Timms, Noa Bodner, Patrick Romer, Rebecca Birch, Sean Murray, Sue Wallace, Shanaya Rafaat
Composer: Rachel Portman