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Cost £5 in advance £6 on the door
This world premiere reviews two thousand years of English history in a pacey, palatable lunchtime performance. Inspired by Charles Dickens' A Child's History of England, we arrive in "The Sparkler's" world to find him battling to entertain his grumpy children with a brand new bedtime story

The comedy unfurls at pace as we dip into Britain's dark secrets, the amorous affairs of the great and the good and the foolish foppery of members of the monarchy. From Wat Tyler, the leader of the peasants revolt (who stood atop the London Stone now on nearby Cannon Street), to horrid Henry VIII, no-one is spared in this witty reworking of Dickens' classic.

The play is in two parts, playing on alternate days. Part 1 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Part 2 on Wednesdays and Fridays. Both stand alone as pieces of theatre, Part 1 tackling the early history and Part 2 moving from those prudish puritans to the mayhem of modernity.

Dickens' of course, left us with the Victorians, but this tireless troupe of 6 actors bring us up to date… and may even take a peek at the future. Not to be missed, these two entertaining ensemble productions provide a lunchtime of laughter and merriment, with a splashing of history thrown in for good measure.

Red Handed Theatre Company are delighted to be back at the Bridewell after three sell-out productions there in 2007-9. A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night and School for Scandal. Jessica Swale is Associate Director of Out of Joint, and as Artistic Director of Red Handed is delighted to be returning to the Bridewell in what promises to be the most historically irreverent show yet…!

Bring your lunch and let us entertain you while you eat!

There is no internet booking system, so tickets can only be purchased - for the day or in advance - at the Box Office.

For information and reviews of other Red Handed shows, please go to www.redhandedtheatre.co.uk

5 STARS "This is a gem of a production, a box of gorgeous delights which should satisfy any lunchtime playgoer...I can't think of a better way of spending a lunch hour in the city"

Broadway Baby on School for Scandal.
Official Review by David Phipps-Davis, read now
Groups involved
Red Handed Theatre Company
People involved
Thomas Coombes
Charlie Dupre
William I, Wat Tyler, Henry V...

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