Scandal. Secrets. Obsession.
Watch Dickens’ classic tale of inheritance, mystery and obsession, surrounded by three miles of bookshelves in Blackwell’s subterranean Norrington Room.
Esther does not know who she is by birth, but when her Godmother dies and she is sent to Bleak House, that’s when her life really begins…
This new musical adaptation, features live music, song and five actors playing multiple roles in the interweaving worlds of foggy London, the haunted Dedlock Manor in Lincolnshire and Bleak House.
“The old man, looking up at the bird cages after another look at us, went through the list. Hope, Joy, Youth, Peace, Rest, Life, Dust, Ashes, Waste, Want, Ruin, Despair, Madness, Death, Cunning, Folly, Words, Wigs, Rags, Sheepskin, Plunder, Precedent, Jargon, Gammon, and Spinach.”
Deborah Newbold – Director
Joseph Atkins – Musical Director
Olivia Mace – Writer
Ashley Bale – Lighting Design
Ryan Dawson Laight – Set and Costume Design
Dan Parry – Production Manager
Lucy Quinton – Stage Manager
1 February – 7 March
Running time will be approximately 2 1/2 hours including a 20 minute interval.
Please see the schedule page for a full breakdown of performances.