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Lost Dog Will Tour A TALE OF TWO CITIES in 2022


Performances will run from February-May 2022.

Lost Dog Will Tour A TALE OF TWO CITIES in 2022

Lost Dog will tour A TALE OF TWO CITIES, an inspired re-imagining of Charles Dickens' classic novel, from February-May 2022.

Charles Dickens' best-known work of historical fiction was published in 1859 and set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution of 1789. It's a novel of revolution, of love and adventure; even if audiences haven't read the book this is definitely the show for them. And if they have read the book, this is still the show for them.

Says Lost Dog Artistic Director Ben Duke: "Charles Dickens left a lot out of his novel, particularly when it comes to Lucie Manette, the central female character. I think she was underwritten; much of her psychological complexity left on the cutting room floor. Our show picks up those offcuts and sticks them back together - possibly in the wrong order - to rediscover the real story of this complex, troubled, funny, and, ultimately, 21st century woman."

From the creators of Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me) and Juliet & Romeo, comes a re-staging of one of the bestselling novels of all time; part dance, part theatre, part fictionalised documentary, no-part costume drama, this is Lost Dog's nearly unrecognisable re-imagining of a classic.

Director Ben Duke - Lost Dog's Artistic Director - employs the use of live cameras onstage which are operated by members of the cast of dancer/actors to explore the ways in which documentary filmmaking can impact the art of storytelling.

Tour Dates

February 17th 18th Warwick Arts Centre
February 17th - world premiere and press night
February 23rd - March 5th London, The Place
except for February 27th. Times: 7.30pm. Saturday March 5th 3pm
February 23rd - press night
March 15th 16th Salford, The Lowry
April 1st 2nd Southampton MAST
April 5th 6th Newbury Corn Exchange
May 24th Nottingham Playhouse

Cast: Valentina Formenti, Nina-Morgane Madelaine, Temitope Ajose-Cutting, Hannes Langolf, John Kendall

Production credits:

Devised by: Ben Duke and the Company
Director: Ben Duke
Associate Director: Pippa Duke
Dramaturg: Raquel Meseguer
Designer: Amber Van Den Hoeck
Lighting Designer: Katy Morison

Sound Engineer: Hjorvar Rognvaldsson
Video Designer: Will Duke
Videographer: Idris Ellis
Production Manager: Dave Sherman

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