The Barn Theatre’s new dramatization of this Dickens classic draws its inspiration from Dickens – his life, his adoration of theatre and his impact on drama in all its forms.
This brand-new stage adaptation from the hugely talented Simon Reade, who adapted our award-winning production of Private Peaceful, takes you on a vibrant, colourful, magical, journey of musical discovery and adventure from the world of toy theatre to the world of David Copperfield.
Original songs by Chris Larner layer beautifully into this piece and will effortlessly sweep you along as the multi-talented actor musicians play out the tale.
The playfulness of the production is complimented by a sense of the Vaudevilian, and music hall; with actors revelling in finding their costumes, playing the parts, creating the soundscape vocally and with instruments.
Fun and uplifting, this is one you won’t want to miss!
“Of all my books, I like this the best. Like many fond parents, I have in my heart of hearts a favourite child. And his name is David Copperfield.” Charles Dickens, 1869.
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