Charles Dickens coming to town: Geoff Hales’s one-man show at Rock Road Library

Watch out: Mr Micawber, Scrooge and maybe Oliver Twist is coming to town.

The Friends of Rock Road Library are celebrating the bicentenary of Charles Dickens with a one-man show at the library by local actor Geoff Hales. Mr Hales will be performing dramatised readings from Dickens’ works – in Dickensian costume.

The show starts at 8 p.m. after a welcome drink. There is no fixed charge but the Friends invite the audience to donate towards their funds, which go back into events such as this.

Geoff Hales read English at Cambridge, went away and came back! He runs his own theatre company, ‘Travelling Theatre’, which performs one-man shows about great writers. He has appeared all over England and in Prague, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Germany and Switzerland.

2012 is the 200th year since the birth of Charles Dickens and the Friends are holding this event to join with the celebrations this year.

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