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A Tale of Two Cities

Tuesday 5th Apr 2022 — Wednesday 6th Apr 2022, Auditorium

Full Price £20 / Concessions Price £18 / Schools £16

  • A woman is standing in front of a dilapidated white painted brick wall, surrounded by people whose bodies are laid about on the ground.

If you’ve never read Dickens’ 1859 novel of revolution and excessive gestures of love, then this is the show for you.

If you’ve never read Charles Dickens’ 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.

Lucie Manette and her aristocratic husband escaped Paris at the height of the French Revolution. It was a daring and unlikely escape that traumatised her young daughter, also called Lucie. Now that Lucie the younger is older, she wants some answers from her tight-lipped mother as to what exactly happened. In order to get those answers Lucie is making a documentary, bringing her family together to restage the events that she was too young to remember, in order to finally confront the past. But what they have to say is not what Lucie wants to hear.

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). Featuring live camera work on-stage, and Lost Dog’s acclaimed blend of contemporary dance and theatre, rediscover Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities from a whole new perspective.

This is Lost Dog’s nearly unrecognisable re-imagining of a classic.

  • “A Tale of Two Cities by Lost Dog dance is a work that deserves to be widely seen, not only by dance audiences or Dickens fans.”
    ★★★★ The Guardian:

Information about your visit

Our spring season of events has gone on sale at full capacity with no social distancing. Should government or industry guidelines change, we will update visitor information and will contact all those who have booked tickets. As a publicly funded organisation, we need to ensure everyone, including those who are disabled or clinically extremely vulnerable, can attend if they wish. If you would like to come to one of our performances but would not be able to attend unless a space was left either side, please contact our Box Office team to discuss your booking. You can read more about your visit here.

Duration: 1hr 30mins (no interval)

Age guide 14+

Content Warnings: This production contains occasional use of strong language, depictions of violence, including references to violence of a sexual nature, and depictions of alcoholism.

Tue 5 April, 7.45pm show is BSL accessible