Announcement: Bleak House UK Tour

Posted on 7 August 2019 by Enzo

Bleak House is a powerfully physical, gothic retelling of the Dickens’ novel that follows Esther Summerson’s search for family and identity set against a brutal legal system hell bent on destroying those beneath it. Pickpockets, prostitutes rowdy drunks and con artists all feature, immersing us into a dank Victorian Britain, recreating the dark and dismal world of the lower orders of London.

Themes of Love, Power, Poverty and Choice ring loudly at this time of social upheaval.

“A brilliant and bold adaptation of Dicken’s finest work” – Mark Ravenhill, Writer on Bleak House

“A dazzling and powerful production.” – Mike Alfreds, Theatre Director on Bleak House

“The sheer squalor of Victorian London, seething under the hypocrisy of a labyrinthine legal system and corruption on a grand scale, is evoked with often visceral power.” – The Fine Times Recorder on Bleak House

A Theatre Royal Winchester & New Theatre Royal Portsmouth co-commission by the David Glass Ensemble with support from Konzept Arts & Ideas, Bath Spa University & Santander Universities.

Age Guide: 12+

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12 – 13 September, Theatre Royal Winchester  BOOK HERE

26 – 28 September, New Theatre Royal Portsmouth  BOOK HERE

7 – 8 October, ​​​Bath Spa University BOOK HERE

10 – 11 October, ​​Lakeside Theatre Colchester  BOOK HERE

15 – 16 October, ​​Exeter Northcott, BOOK HERE

18 – 19 October, ​​​New Wolsey Ipswich  BOOK HERE

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