A rollicking Victorian odd-couple encounter between two titans of English literature!
Reclusive writer and photographer Charles Dodgson (also known as Lewis Carroll) invites celebrity author Charles Dickens to his Oxford home to pose for a portrait. Dickens is so intrigued by the whimsical Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland that he accepts.
What ensues 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, 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 by Daniel Rover Singer (Reduced Shakespeare Company) receives its UK Premiere by Conn Artists following on from their hit tours of Silas Marner and The Four Men.
“Ross Muir expertly plays a mannered, clerical and nervous young Lewis Carroll.” (Stephen Sheldrake – Theatre South East) ★★★★
“David Stephens portrayal as a loud, egotistic and boisterous Dickens was extremely witty and always engaging.” (Stephen Sheldrake – Theatre South East) ★★★★
“a witty and poignant play of lost childhoods and a growing friendship between two great writers.” (Barrie Jerram – Reviewer for Brighton Argus) ★★★★
“Ross Muir (Dodgson) and David Stephens (Dickens) are compelling in their roles and execute this two-hander with fluent ease, bringing expertly to life these two great icons of English literature.” (Richmondshire Today) ★★★★★