‘David Copperfield’ is the third play I have seen at the Bridewell Theatre and the best yet. If you haven’t yet made it to this lovely small theatre check out their programme now. Tucked away down a little lane off Fleet Street and near the beautiful St Brides Church, the Theatre runs a varied programme in the evenings and also hosts the brilliant Lunchbox Theatre. If I worked nearby I would definitely go to all of these plays which last 45 minutes and you are encouraged to bring your packed lunch! Such a refreshing break in the middle of the day and guaranteed to increase productivity in the afternoon!
‘David Copperfield‘ is one of my favourite Charles Dickens novels. It has not been singled out for multiple adaptations so it remains fresh and contains some of literature’s favourite characters. Nick Warburton’s production is original and refreshing and is even accompanied by a band! There were three different ‘David’s’, representing the character at different ages. This worked really well and I was particularly impressed with Freddie Norris who played ‘Young David’. My favourite character had to be Mr Micawber, played by John Chapman. He brought freshness to such a well known character and his performance was absolutely brilliant.
Unfortunately for readers the Company has just finished its run of David Copperfield at Bridewell Theatre so unless you are lucky enough to be holidaying in Cornwall between 27th and 31st August 2012 you are too late. (If you can get to the amazing Minack Theatre between those dates I promise you won’t be disappointed).
Otherwise the next production by the Tower Theatre Company is ‘Calendar Girls’ from 18th to 22nd September. Don’t miss it!