What The Dickens?
A co-production with Pegasus Theatre
Toured 2012 - 2014
A Dickensian Comedy Thriller
Young Charles Dickens is a rookie reporter on The Morning Chronicle. Whilst investigating the foggy slums of Ye Olde London Towne, he accidentally stumbles on a story that could make his reputation. Follow our hero on the adventure of a lifetime!
This inventive and gripping comedy features just three actors playing over 20 roles in 80 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action. Brimming with unfeasibly quick costume changes, stupidly surreal characters and wonderfully daft jokes, What The Dickens?is the most absurd contribution to the Dickens legend you could hope to see.
Cast and creatives
Written by Abigail Anderson, Mark Dawson, Neil Haigh, and Emily Murphy
Additional Material by Chris Porter and Alys Torrance
Directed by Abigail Anderson
Associate Director Eyal Israel
Performed by Mark Dawson, Emily Murphy, Neil Haigh, Chris Porter, and Alys Torrance
Production Manager Simon Perkins
Production Technician Damian Robertson
Rehearsal DSM Chiara Canal
Set and Prop Design by Mandy Dike and Ben Rigby
Costume Design by Maija Nygren
Sound Design by Martin Stansbury
Lighting Design by Tom Richmond
Fight choreography by Seamus Allen
Dance choreography by Mari Frogner
Marketing for Gonzo Moose Farrow’s Creative
All song lyrics written by Emily Murphy and arranged by Martin Stansbury