Charles John Huffam Dickens (7th February 1812 - 9th June 1870) was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic novels and characters.
A Theatre Under One Hat recreated the setting, mood and appearance of readings from Charles Dickens, with one significant difference. Instead of just two or three longer readings, the programme consisted of shorter extracts from a number of different novels, combining examples of high drama, pathos and stark horror with some pieces of Dickens’ most sublime comedy.The works of Dickens which the represented in this performance were Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield and A Christmas Carol.
|Joan Harris playing the piano|
|Joan Harris and Charles Dickens|