The work of the great Charles Dickens has been brilliantly repackaged for audiences short on time and looking for laughter at the Arts Theatre.
Created by part of the team who brought us The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged), Dickens Abridged is a high speed comedy sprint through the author’s greatest hits.
Hundreds of well-known characters from the novels are brought to life by just five actors as they storm through 90 minutes of rushed Dickensian mayhem. From Great Expectations, complete with flaming bride, through to A Christmas Carol (now with added guitar solos courtesy of Tiny Tim), impatient connoisseurs of Dickens and comedy have never had it so good.
Featuring the comedy talent of two cast members from Spamalot, Kit Orton and Jon Robyns.