All things Charles Dickens continues apace next month with a stage adaptation of one of the author’s favourite novels.

As a prelude to the Bicentenary Rochester Dickens Festival, Mad Dogs & Englishmen Theatre Company bring David Copperfield to The Brook Theatre on Friday, 1 June.

Bursting with comic, cruel and repugnant characters, David Copperfield follows a vulnerable boy on his journey to manhood. It is a story of the struggle against poverty and obscurity – a story of loss, of loneliness, and the betrayal of innocence.

Touring nationally as part of the internationally-celebrated bicentennial year of Dickens’ birth, this fast-paced and dynamic production is faithful to the book.

Directed by Ann Courtney, the cast of two capture the hilarity and pathos of Dickens’ writing with finesse, depth and ingenious dexterity. This is compulsive theatre at its best.

David Copperfield is at The Brook Theatre, Chatham on Friday, 1 June at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £10. Concessions available. To book, phone the box office on 01634 338338

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