A Tale of Two Cities

Tell A Tale — The Winners

Tell A Tale — The Winners

17 December 2016

Here are the winning tales of the Tell A Tale creative writing project!
Search is on for the Two Cities Twelves

Search is on for the Two Cities Twelves

3 June 2016

We’re looking for nine teams of twelve amateur actors in cities and towns across the UK to play ensemble roles in the Touring Consortium Theatre…
Watch the trailer for A Tale of Two Cities

Watch the trailer for A Tale of Two Cities

8 June 2016

Charles Dickens' epic story of love, sacrifice and redemption comes to life in this trailer ahead of its opening in September 2016.
Two Cities Rehearsal Diary

Two Cities Rehearsal Diary

9 September 2016

"Rehearsals are the best of times, they are the worst of times" Actor Jonathan Dryden Taylor writes about A Tale of Two Cities rehearsals. 
Interview: Mike Poulton on adapting A Tale of Two Cities

Interview: Mike Poulton on adapting A Tale of Two Cities

12 July 2016

‘Dickens is a brilliant writer, he had this ability to take whole chunks of society and make them real and accessible’ Mike Poulton on…
A Tale of Two Cities rehearsal images

A Tale of Two Cities rehearsal images

19 August 2016

First look at what to expect from A Tale of Two Cities
5 Inspiring Quotes from A Tale of Two Cities

5 Inspiring Quotes from A Tale of Two Cities

1 September 2016

We asked members of the production team which quotes were most important in Charles Dickens' novel. 
Words thanks to Charles Dickens

Words thanks to Charles Dickens

10 August 2016

Dickens introduced over 200 new words or phrases into the language and we still use many of them today. Here's five of our favourite, do you…
5 of the Best Charles Dickens Facts

5 of the Best Charles Dickens Facts

5 September 2016

We searched high and low - here are five of the best Dickens facts.
A Tale of Two Cities: Designer's Sketchbook

A Tale of Two Cities: Designer's Sketchbook

25 August 2016

Set Designer Mike Britton's sketches for A Tale of Two Cities.
Two Cities Twelve Casting Blog

Two Cities Twelve Casting Blog

18 August 2016

How do you go about casting groups of 12 local people in nine theatres around the UK? Associate Producer Neale Birch writes about the enormous challenge…
Applications now open for young reporters Autumn 2016

Applications now open for young reporters Autumn 2016

23 August 2016

We're looking for Young Reporters to go backstage on A Tale of Two Cities at theatres in Bradford, Blackpool, Cheltenham and Nottingham. If you're…
First Look: A Tale of Two Cities production shots

First Look: A Tale of Two Cities production shots

21 September 2016

Take a look at our gallery of production shots for A Tale of Two Cities. Images by Robert Day.
Meet the Oxford Playhouse Twelve

Meet the Oxford Playhouse Twelve

16 September 2016

Who's who in the community cast for A Tale of Two Cities at Oxford Playhouse?
Meet the Richmond Theatre Twelve

Meet the Richmond Theatre Twelve

23 September 2016

Who's who in the community cast for A Tale of Two Cities at Richmond Theatre?
Tell A Tale — Vote for your favourite tales!

Tell A Tale — Vote for your favourite tales!

8 December 2016

The final shortlist is here! Here's all you need to know about how to show support for your favourite!
Meet the Bradford Alhambra Twelves

Meet the Bradford Alhambra Twelves

4 October 2016

Read all about this week's community cast for A Tale of Two Cities in Bradford!
Two Cities Twelves — The Journey

Two Cities Twelves — The Journey

29 September 2016

Follow updates from our community casts across the country. 
Young Reporters Autumn 2016

Young Reporters Autumn 2016

11 October 2016

Join us in welcoming our latest recruits going backstage on Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities.
A Tale of Two Cities: Harry Attwell on playing Defarge

A Tale of Two Cities: Harry Attwell on playing Defarge

6 October 2016

Interview: "He is a strong, powerful leader who is able to influence others and at times, is incredibly violent and brutal."  Harry talks…
Backstage on A Tale of Two Cities

Backstage on A Tale of Two Cities

11 October 2016

Young Reporter Rebecca Marano heads backstage to see what it's really like behind the scenes...
Meet the Blackpool Grand Twelve

Meet the Blackpool Grand Twelve

11 October 2016

Read all about this week's community cast for A Tale of Two Cities in Blackpool!
A Tale of Two Cities: Shanaya Rafaat on playing Lucie Manette

A Tale of Two Cities: Shanaya Rafaat on playing Lucie Manette

12 October 2016

Interview: “So that is what I love about this part; that she does go on a journey, that she does change, that she’s different from when she…
A Tale of Two Cities: Christopher Hunter

A Tale of Two Cities: Christopher Hunter

4 November 2016

Interview: Actor Christopher Hunter tells us about the five different characters he plays and gives an insight into what life is like on tour.
A Tale of Two Cities: Wardrobe Supervisor Rebecca Rees

A Tale of Two Cities: Wardrobe Supervisor Rebecca Rees

4 November 2016

Interview: We get an insight into the wardrobe! Rebecca tells us about her responsibilities in the Two Cities wardrobe
Meet the Wolverhampton Grand Twelve

Meet the Wolverhampton Grand Twelve

16 October 2016

Read all about this week's community cast for A Tale of Two Cities in Wolverhampton!
Meet the Cheltenham Everyman Twelve

Meet the Cheltenham Everyman Twelve

14 November 2016

Who's in this week's community cast for A Tale of Two Cities in Cheltenham? Find out all about this week's Twelve in their own words.
Meet the Brighton Twelve

Meet the Brighton Twelve

31 October 2016

Who's in this weeks community ensemble in A Tale of Two Cities at Brighton? This week includes a ukulele player and somebody who performed to…
Meet the Nottingham Theatre Royal Twelve

Meet the Nottingham Theatre Royal Twelve

22 November 2016

It's time to meet our final community cast - it's the Nottingham Twelve! 
Meet the Edinburgh Twelve

Meet the Edinburgh Twelve

8 November 2016

All you need to know about this week's community cast for A Tale of Two Cities in Edinburgh!
Rebecca Birch on her roles in A Tale of Two Cities

Rebecca Birch on her roles in A Tale of Two Cities

27 October 2016

Interview: Did Jenny steal the mustard pot? Rebecca Birch talks about the roles she plays and how she got her break as an actress.
A Tale of Two Cities: Noa Bodner on playing Madame Defarge

A Tale of Two Cities: Noa Bodner on playing Madame Defarge

22 November 2016

"Madame D is political, strong, outspoken and very determined, fighting till the bitter end" Noa shares insights into her character, her knitting…
A Tale of Two Cities: Interview with actor Jonathan Dryden Taylor

A Tale of Two Cities: Interview with actor Jonathan Dryden Taylor

14 November 2016

Interview: Jonathan on his roles as Jerry Cruncher and Peasant Father 
A Tale of Two Cities: Interview with actor Sue Wallace

A Tale of Two Cities: Interview with actor Sue Wallace

14 November 2016

Interview: Sue gives us an insight of the differences between acting in TV and Theatre, the roles she plays within the production and her…