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A Tale of Two Cities: Harry Attwell on playing Defarge

A Tale of Two Cities: Harry Attwell on playing Defarge

6 October 2016

Interview: "He is a strong, powerful leader who is able to influence others and at times, is incredibly violent and brutal."  Harry talks to us about his character Defarge, rehearsals, and how he got into the industry.

Meet the Bradford Alhambra Twelves

Meet the Bradford Alhambra Twelves

4 October 2016

Read all about this week's community cast for A Tale of Two Cities in Bradford!

Two Cities Twelves — The Journey

Two Cities Twelves — The Journey

29 September 2016

Follow updates from our community casts across the country. 

Meet the Richmond Theatre Twelve

Meet the Richmond Theatre Twelve

23 September 2016

Who's who in the community cast for A Tale of Two Cities at Richmond Theatre?

First Look: A Tale of Two Cities production shots

First Look: A Tale of Two Cities production shots

21 September 2016

Take a look at our gallery of production shots for A Tale of Two Cities. Images by Robert Day.

Darlington Community Production 2016

Darlington Community Production 2016

20 September 2016

Follow our blog as Darlington Civic Theatre closes for refurbishment and stages its own community production of A Tale of Two Cities.

Meet the Oxford Playhouse Twelve

Meet the Oxford Playhouse Twelve

16 September 2016

Who's who in the community cast for A Tale of Two Cities at Oxford Playhouse?

Two Cities Rehearsal Diary

Two Cities Rehearsal Diary

9 September 2016

"Rehearsals are the best of times, they are the worst of times" Actor Jonathan Dryden Taylor writes about A Tale of Two Cities rehearsals. 

5 of the Best Charles Dickens Facts

5 of the Best Charles Dickens Facts

5 September 2016

We searched high and low - here are five of the best Dickens facts.

5 Inspiring Quotes from A Tale of Two Cities

5 Inspiring Quotes from A Tale of Two Cities

1 September 2016

We asked members of the production team which quotes were most important in Charles Dickens' novel. 

A Tale of Two Cities: Designer's Sketchbook

A Tale of Two Cities: Designer's Sketchbook

25 August 2016

Set Designer Mike Britton's sketches for A Tale of Two Cities.

Applications now open for young reporters Autumn 2016

Applications now open for young reporters Autumn 2016

23 August 2016

We're looking for Young Reporters to go backstage on A Tale of Two Cities at theatres in Bradford, Blackpool, Cheltenham and Nottingham. If you're aged 17 - 30 and have a keen interest in writing or theatre, this could be the scheme for you!

A Tale of Two Cities rehearsal images

A Tale of Two Cities rehearsal images

19 August 2016

First look at what to expect from A Tale of Two Cities

Two Cities Twelve Casting Blog

Two Cities Twelve Casting Blog

18 August 2016

How do you go about casting groups of 12 local people in nine theatres around the UK? Associate Producer Neale Birch writes about the enormous challenge in preparation for the tour of A Tale of Two Cities.

Words thanks to Charles Dickens

Words thanks to Charles Dickens

10 August 2016

Dickens introduced over 200 new words or phrases into the language and we still use many of them today. Here's five of our favourite, do you know what they all mean?

Interview: Mike Poulton on adapting A Tale of Two Cities

Interview: Mike Poulton on adapting A Tale of Two Cities

12 July 2016

‘Dickens is a brilliant writer, he had this ability to take whole chunks of society and make them real and accessible’ Mike Poulton on Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities and working with James Dacre.

Watch the trailer for A Tale of Two Cities

Watch the trailer for A Tale of Two Cities

8 June 2016

Charles Dickens' epic story of love, sacrifice and redemption comes to life in this trailer ahead of its opening in September 2016.

Search is on for the Two Cities Twelves

Search is on for the Two Cities Twelves

3 June 2016

We’re looking for nine teams of twelve amateur actors in cities and towns across the UK to play ensemble roles in the Touring Consortium Theatre Company’s autumn production of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities.

The Winners — The Loneliness Project

The Winners — The Loneliness Project

31 May 2016

We reveal full details of the winners of the Of Mice and Men Loneliness Project, including which poem has been awarded the grand title of 'Most Powerful'.

Vote for the Most Popular Awards in the Loneliness Project

Vote for the Most Popular Awards in the Loneliness Project

18 May 2016

Full details on how to vote for your favourite in our Of Mice and Men creative project.