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Hard Times at Newbridge Memo
11 November, 2017 @ 6:30 am - 6:30 pm£6 – £8
In Coketown, callous businessmen Thomas Gradgrind and Josiah Bounderby have created a logical, heartless world. While these monsters prosper, children endure a cold and loveless life. But their unhappy world is transformed when Sleary’s circus comes to town…..
‘Highly enjoyable family entertainment…richly staged with a truly epic feel…a rogue’s gallery of characters with laugh-out loud humour’ The Chimes (2014), Theatre-Wales Website
Stephen Jeffreys’ adaptation of the 1854 novel was commissioned by Pocket Theatre Cumbria in 1982 and has gone on to have huge success, being performed by companies small and large around the world. With four actors playing 20 roles as well as narrators, the piece maintains a sense of pace and drama as well as an exciting theatricality. ‘A fluid adaptation…that is true to Dickens’ language and spirit…’ (New York Times)
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