A Perfect Likeness
Fri 24 March, 2023 Fri 24 March, 2023
March 24th ’23
Cafe / Bar open from 18:00
Onstage from 20:00
Conn Artists return to Quay Arts with their UK Premiere production of the odd-couple style comedy about literary giants Charles Dickens and Lewis Carroll in ‘A Perfect Likeness’.
Conn Artists Theatre Company visits Quay Arts on 24th March with the funny and entertaining comedy A Perfect Likeness by Daniel Rover Singer.
The play imagines a fictitious encounter between the reclusive writer and photographer Charles Dodgson (also known as Lewis Carroll) who invites celebrity author Charles Dickens to his home at Christ Church, Oxford in 1866 to pose for a portrait. Dickens is so intrigued by Carroll’s whimsical Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland that he accepts.
The story of the play that unfolds is a baring of two creative souls, the one private and fastidious, the other boisterous and irreverent. As Dodgson struggles to capture a “perfect likeness” of Dickens with his camera, Dickens craftily pries into Dodgson’s personal life to get a handle on one of the most curious men he has ever met. The result is a hilarious and revealing conversation between two quirky, fascinating, and
completely different men.
A Perfect Likeness is written by Daniel Rover Singer who was a founder and original performer of the Reduced Shakespeare Company, whose three-man farce The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) ran for a record-breaking nine years in London’s West End and has since become one of the
world’s most popular comedy shows.
Total running time: 90 minutes + 20 minute interval
The first half is 55 minutes approximately | 20 minute interval | The second half is 35 minutes approximately.
Suitable for ages 12+
There is some mature content but teachers, parents, and 12 year olds have given their approval.
£17 on the door*
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