A Tale of Two Cities - Press Release
This spring sees Wycliffe Drama Group celebrating its 70th anniversary. To mark the occasion WDG will be staging a new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale of ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ directed by Richard Hill. This will be a large-scale production featuring many of the group’s regular performers. The play is set just prior to and during the French Revolution and is one of the greatest tales in English literature – a tale of love, betrayal and heroism. The group already has the guillotine which should bring a sense of realism to rehearsals!
Apart from the works of Shakespeare, ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ contains two of the most famous passages in English literature with its opening and closing lines. Opening, (as used in the current BT advert) “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times etc….”. And closing, (as Sydney Carton takes the place of Charles Darnay on the scaffold) “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done etc ….”.
Over the last 70 years WDG has developed a reputation for delivering high quality theatre in all forms – drama, comedy and pantomime. The group prides itself on producing entertaining and innovative productions and this play will certainly follow that pattern.
The production takes place at Lutterworth College between 29 April and 2 May and tickets can be obtained from Max Electrical in Lutterworth or from the WDG box office on 07458 302158.