Dickens on the Move, in Broadstairs, Kent

Thursday, 16 June, 2011

Emma Griffiths Malin

Legendary beauty of British cinema, Emma Griffiths Malin directs What The Dickens in Broadstairs, Kent, UK at 17:00 on Saturday 18 / Sunday 19 June 2011

According to the organisers, it combines the atmosphere during Broadstairs Dickens Festival (18-24 June 2011) with ‘live street theatre & music, with musical numbers from Lionel Bart’s Oliver, and an uncompromising array of Dickens characters brought to life by the ‘Lilly Guild’ and the Page-Mason School of Dance and Drama (http://www.page-mason.co.uk/), in conjunction with Redeeming Features.  An entertaining, informative, slightly sinister yet very funny portrayal of the life & characters of the great Charles John Huffam Dickens.’

What The Dickens is a one-hour walking tour spectacular of Broadstairs, a pretty seaside town on the bottom right-hand side of the UK, where novelist Charles Dickens (1812-1870,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Dickens) stayed and where the original Bleak House (the title of one of his novels, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bleak_House) is located.

It starts outside the Charles Dickens pub on Victoria Parade (Broadstairs CT10 1QS) and winds round the town and its inns, led by former Butlins Holiday Camp Redcoats (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butlins_Redcoats).  If it’s flooding, a performance may transfer to Monday 20 June.  Suggested donation is £5.

Emma Griffiths Malin, actress (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0341632/) and director of award-winning film The Modernista (http://www.fringereport.com/0310filmthemodernista.php), comes from a long line of actors.  She grew up on film sets, and organising complex productions is second nature.  For What The Dickens, she is writer, director, producer – and seamstress, stitching together and mixing & matching from 100 costumes, the wardrobe for a 25-strong cast aged 5 to 90 years old.

More on Broadstairs Festival at www.broadstairsdickensfestival.co.uk

John Park 16 June 2011


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