Dickens Abridged brings to life hundreds of characters from Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, Bleak House and more - with just four cast members!

Dickens Abridged at Wisbech Angles Theatre

Dickens Abridged at Wisbech Angles Theatre - Credit: Archant

Dickens Abridged came to the Angles Theatre on Friday evening for a madcap 90-minute show.

The performance, which promised to be ‘unlike any Dickens-based show you’ve ever seen before’, is written by Adam Long, the founding member of The Reduced Shakespeare Company and co-creator of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.

Although it featured just four cast members, hundreds of Dickens’ characters from Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, Bleak House, A Christmas Carol and many others, were brought to life through acting, guitar-playing and singing.

Emlyn Moment, from the Angles Theatre, said: “Wisbech is truly honoured to have a professional show of this quality and nationwide popularity visit the Angles Theatre.

“The audience left buzzing with enthusiasm and eagerness to see more”, he added.


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One audience member said: “I was gob-smacked to see so many of Dickens’ novels told in such an original and funny way.

Another said: “We are so glad we came to see this.

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“We debated whether it would be worthwhile or not and we now think we were stupid to have hesitated,” she added.

“That was the best 90 minutes of my life!”

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