Wed, 20 Jul|
St Marylebone Parish Church
What the Dickens?
A new piece composed and devised by Martin Bussey based on the Devonshire Terrace Charles Dickens mural
Time & Location
20 Jul 2022, 19:30 – 21:00
St Marylebone Parish Church, 17 Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5LT, UK
About The Event
Members of The Choir of St Marylebone Parish Church
Gavin Roberts (piano)
Clare Hoskins (oboe)
Alexander Knox (actor)
Rosamund Shelley (actor)
Charles Dickens, perhaps the greatest of English story tellers, lived in Marylebone for many years, within a stone’s throw of the church. It was in his house, 1 Devonshire Terrace, that some of his books were written between 1839 and 1951: The Old Curiosity Shop, Barnaby Rudge, American Notes, Martin Chuzzlewit, The Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, Dombey & Son and David Copperfield. In the late 1950s the house was demolished and replaced with an office block, and a mural erected incorporating characters from these novels: Scrooge, (a head with a door knocker representing Marley's ghost) Barnaby Rudge, Little Nell and Granddad, Dombey and daughter, Mrs. Gamp, David Copperfield, and Mr. Micawber. This performance introduces you to all these characters in a newly devised piece with by composer Martin Bussey.
Concessions (Students, Senior Citizens). ID May be required