Charles Dickens’ Sikes and Nancy is performed at the Connaught Studio tonight (Friday October 31st).
Jimmy Jewell for Ladida Productions presents Sikes & Nancy by Charles Dickens, performed by James Swanton.
Charles Dickens adapted Sikes and Nancy from the grislier material in Oliver Twist. It became the most notorious of his legendary Public Readings; a masterpiece of high Gothic melodrama. Audiences were shocked into silence. Women would scream and faint. “I shall tear myself to pieces” Dickens vowed before one performance. He surely did – it is now thought that the strain of ‘The Murder’ hastened Dickens’s early death.
Tickets are priced at £15.50 with concessions £1.50 discount and Friends at £12.50.
The performance starts at 7.30 pm.
The Connaught Studio is at 3 Union Place, Worthing.