What the Dickens!
Choose from two classic Charles Dickens stories:
Oliver Twist or A Christmas Carol

  Meet Mrs Merryweather, wife of the struggling Actor-Manager, Arthur Merryweather of the Old Halls Theatre in Clerkenwell.

  Hear how she wants to be the first to turn Mr Dickens’s popular serialisations into successful melodramas for their theatre.


Ancient Egypt

Give your classes a taste of life in Victorian London.

  With costume and props they will take on the task of helping Mrs Merryweather tell a dramatic story and put Dickens on the stage.

Choose from:

Oliver Twist
A Christmas Carol


Follow up materials available for this show.

“Fantastic interaction with the children. They were all gripped by the lead character – Mrs Merryweather- who kept the pace of the performance flowing brilliantly. The children gained much from the show and haven’t stopped talking about it. One of, if not the best show we have had in school. Thank you!”
Debbie Unsworth, Darenth Community Primary School, Dartford

This show lasts one hour and is suitable for up to 120 children
in a hall or other large space