An exhilarating epic by Paul Lazarus and Janet Dulin Jones. A co-production with the Award-winning Antaeus Theatre Company, with sixteen actors portraying more than one hundred and thirty characters. The setting is London in the 1830’s—the most colorful and chaotic city in the world—and young journalist Charles Dickens is uncovering a dark conspiracy of arson and murder. A fanciful look at the man before he became the iconic author we know today.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
John Apicella as Squeak/Elias Goodwood
Anne Gee Byrd as Barnabus Billingsley/Lord Mayor/Phoebe Farehorn
Jane Carr as Matchseller/Lady De Bolter/Mrs. Bob/Mrs. Wilson
Josh Clark as George Beadnell/Mr. Bob
Angela Goethals as Willie
Bruce Green as Pennyworth/Hamlet/Osgood
Joy Jacobson as Jemima/Daisy
Michael Kirby as Brixy/Beard/Pockets
Jeremy Lawrence as Mister Pen/Danvers Fogel/Dr. Rounswell
Bill Mendieta as Edward Cogswell
Rebecca Mozo as Maria Beadnell/Cecile
John Prosky as Jeffrey Goodwood/Fire Brigader
John Sloan as Charles Dickens
Devon Sorvari as Ellen Goodwood/Jane
Janellen Steininger as Hacker/Rails
Peter Van Norden as Fosterbridge/Fenton/Lord Nordling
Original musical direction and arrangement by Jan Powell.
Directed by Paul Lazarus. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in October of 2005.