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David Glass Ensemble

Bleak House


Theatre Royal Winchester & New Theatre Royal Portsmouth co-commission 

A physical adaptation of the novel by master theatre maker David Glass.

Bleak House is a powerfully physical, gothic retelling of the Dickens’ novel that follows Esther Summerson’s search for family and identity set against a brutal legal system hell bent on destroying those beneath it.

Pickpockets, prostitutes rowdy drunks and con artists all feature, immersing us into a dank Victorian Britain, recreating the dark and dismal world of the lower orders of London.

Themes of love, power, poverty and choice ring loudly at this time of social upheaval.

A Theatre Royal Winchester & New Theatre Royal Portsmouth co-commission by the David Glass Ensemble with support from Konzept Arts & Ideas, Bath Spa University & Santander Universities.