A classic story from the pen of Charles Dickens heads to the stage of the Arts Theatre this year, with former “Coronation Street” actress Wendi Peters in a lead role. The production will mark the latest occasion in which audiences can experience the last work from one of the greatest story-tellers of all time.
“The Mystery of Edwin Drood” was very much the final piece of Charles Dickens – in fact he didn’t complete it before his death in 1870 – and its mysteries have gripped audiences for well over a century. The fact that it is incomplete means there is plenty of debate surrounding some of the story’s secrets and this has made it a much-talked-about piece. This version of the musical theatre production focuses on the Theatre Royal Music Hall Company as they attempt to complete the tale – the story of Edwin Drood’s Uncle John Jasper, his love for his pupil Rosa Bud and the other love complexities along the way, in addition to Drood’s eventual disappearance.
Wendi Peters, in addition to appearing in the likes of “Coronation Street”, has also carved out a career on the stage, meaning that those that pick up theatre tickets to witness “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” may recognise her from such productions as “Grumpy Old Women Live 2” at the Novello Theatre in 2010, plus other West End productions and regional theatre shows across the country.
The rest of the cast for the production includes Natalie Day, Chris Coleman, Denis Delahunt, David Francis, Victoria Farley, Loula Geater, Ben Goffe, Richard Stirling, Paul Hutton, Oliver Mawdsley, Tom Pepper and Daniel Robinson with James Cleeve directing.
“The Mystery of Edwin Drood” is at the Arts Theatre Tuesday 22nd May 2012 (previews from Friday 18th May 2012) to Sunday 17th June 2012.
|Booking From:||Friday, 18th May 2012|
|Booking Until:||Sunday, 17th June 2012|
|Matinees:||Thursday and Saturday 3pm, Sunday 4pm|
|Evenings:||Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm|
|Running Time:||2 hours 20 minutes|
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