Following sell-out performances of Dickens’s one-act burletta Is She His Wife? or, Something Singular! at King’s College London and the Charles Dickens Museum in September 2015, the film of the production is now available on YouTube. The play aimed to recreate the style, music, and performance techniques of Dickens’s early theatricals as closely as possible, and features an introduction from Professor Michael Slater.
See below for the full production:
King’s College London and the Charles Dickens Museum are hosting two performances of “Is She His Wife? Or, Something Singular!”, Dickens’s little-known comic burletta, which was first performed in 1837 at the St. James’s Theatre.
The first performance will take place in the Council Room of King’s College, with an introduction by Professor Michael Slater, on Thursday 17 September at 7pm. Tickets for this performance can be reserved here.
The second performance will take place at the Charles Dickens Museum on Friday 18 September, as part of the “Dickens and Drama Symposium”. The symposium will finish keynote addresses from Professor Jim Davis, Dr Peter Orford, and Dr Caroline Radcliffe. Tickets for the full day can be reserved here.
See the playbill for more information:
Is She His Wife Playbill