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NTC present "Barnaby Rudge"

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NTC present "Barnaby Rudge"

23 Sep 2017

NTC present "Barnaby Rudge"

7:30pm St George's URC Hall, Bridge St

Tickets £9 (incl refreshments) available from GMDT (tel 01670 503866), Chantry TIC (tel 01670 623454) and Frank Recsigno (tel 01670 510743)

Stewart Howson's adaptation of the Dickens' classic following up his highly successful adaptation of "The Old Curiosity Shop"

Set against the backdrop of the Gordon Riots of 1780, ‘Barnaby Rudge’ is absolutely a play for today. A story of mystery and suspense which begins with an unsolved double murder, goes on to involve conspiracy, blackmail, abduction and retribution, and features Grip, a talking pet raven . Through the course of the play fathers and sons become opposed, apprentices plot against their masters and there are violent clashes on the streets. And, as London erupts into riot, Barnaby Rudge struggles to escape the curse of his own past. With its high drama, strange secrets and ghostly doublings, Barnaby Rudge is a powerful blend of historical realism and ‘grotesque’ melodrama.

Told through Stewart Howson’s unique interpretation, this will be NTC at its physical and Gothic best.