Thursday – Saturday 7.30pm
Sunday 22nd at 4pm
Charles Dickens neglected his children, disgraced his wife, kept a mistress half his age, frequented brothels, practised hypnosis on impressionable ladies and humiliated his friends! But none of these are surprising enough to feature in The Secret World of Charles Dickens: a show that reveals Charles Dickens to have been a clandestine conjurer and even asks whether he was a Spiritualist on the quiet.
Ian Keable, winner of The Magic Circle Comedy Award, performs the favourite magic tricks of Charles Dickens and divulges the spooky practices of Victorian psychics. Sub-titled ‘mirth, marvels and the mysterious’, The Secret World of Charles Dickens delivers on all of these: so much so that you don’t need to have read a word of Dickens to discover an intriguing and fascinating side to this great writer’s personality.
The Secret World of Charles Dickens premiered at The Charles Dickens Museum in London.
Thursday, Friday & Sunday: £14/£12 concessions
Saturday: £16/£14 concessions