Wed 16 Feb to Fri 18 Feb

Lost Dog - Warwick Arts Centre

A Tale of Two Cities

£19 & £17 / £17 & £15 (Concessions)

If you’ve never read Dickens’ 1859 novel of revolution and excessive gestures of love, then this is the show for you.  If you have read it, this might also be the show for you, depending on how well you remember it. 

Dickens left a lot out of his novel, particularly when it comes to Lucie, the central female character.  She was underwritten, all her psychological complexity left on the cutting room floor.  This show picks up those offcuts and sticks them together, possibly in the wrong order, to rediscover the real story of this complex, troubled, funny 21st century woman. 

★★★★★ 'Pure pleasure. Smart, subversive and sexy’
The Guardian, Juliet & Romeo

★★★★★ ‘The comedy is divine, but the images of love and loss are achingly human’
The Independent, Paradise Lost (Lies Unopened Beside Me)

From the creators of Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me) and Juliet & Romeo, comes a re-staging of one of the bestselling novels of all time (allegedly). Part dance, part theatre, part fictionalised documentary, no-part costume drama, this is Lost Dog’s nearly unrecognisable re-imagining of a classic.

Duration: 90 minutes, plus interval
Age Recommendation: 12+ 


Please Note: These performances take place at Warwick Arts Centre: University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL.

Tickets On-Sale from November.


Production Credits

Devised by Ben Duke & the Company
Directed by Ben Duke

Performers: Valentina Formenti, Nina Madelaine, Temi Ajose-Cutting, Hannes Langolf and John Kendall.
Dramaturg: Raquel Meseguer
Movement Director: Pippa Duke
Designer: Amber Van Den Hoeck
Lighting Designer: Jackie Shemesh
Sound Engineer: Hjorvar Rognvaldsson
Video Designer: Will Duke
Videographer: Idris Ellis
Production Manager: Dave Sherman

A Tale of Two Cities is co-produced by Lost Dog, The Place and Warwick Arts Centre and Commissioned by Théâtre de la Ville, Paris. 

Times: 7.30pm
Duration: 90 mins

Performance Dates

Lost Dog's A Tale of Two Cities - On Tour

Lost Dog, The Place & Warwick Arts Centre present A Tale of Two Cities, on a UK & International Tour in Spring 2022.