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Penny Dreadful – catch it tonight!

Derby Theatre Studio launch…

Wednesday 5 May, 7-9pm

As part of this mini-festival of new writing at the Studio, Theatre Arts at Derby, in partnership with the Writers Guild of GB, present: 

Penny Dreadful – a theatrical reading of Richard Pinner’s black comedy about the controversial, final chapter of Charles Dickens’ life. 
In the year 1870, after Dickens had completed his latest reading tour of America and Great Britain, arguably he was the most famous person in the Western world. And on the face of it, at the age of 57, he still seemed as vigorous and charismatic as ever. However, beneath the surface there lurked darker secrets: his notorious affair with the actress Ellen Ternan, half his age; his nightly habit of frequenting the most unsavoury areas in his beloved London and, finally, his swiftly failing health. 

First commissioned by Cambridge Literary Festival, this re-worked version of Penny Dreadful, will be presented as a workshop reading by a professional company, especially assembled for the event.

Ticket @ £5, £2.50 concessions. But FREE for Writers Guild members. 

BOX OFFICE 01332 255800, 

Further enquiries contact Richard Pinner at 

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