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A Not-Overly-Particularly-Taken-Care-of Boy

by Michael Eaton. Five short plays broadcast to mark the bi-centenary of Charles Dickens's birth.
The theme of these plays is the Dickens's changing relationship with the city that fired his imagination. Each of the plays tells a unified, 'stand-alone' story, but it also contributes to an over-arching narrative - organised around the sounds of the city and the life story of the man whose footsteps pounded those streets.

A-Not-Particularly-Taken-Care-of Boy tells how the young Charles visited London as an eight-year old boy, in the care of his uncle. They become separated by the crowds, but with the help of a young gentleman, the terrors of the unknown city become part of a new world of stories. Based on 'Gone Astray' - written in 1853 about events c.1820; 'The Pantomime of Life' - written in 1837 and 'Meditations In Monmouth Street' - Sketches by Boz.

Cast
Boy ..... Hugo Docking
Young Gentleman ..... Samuel Barnett
Street Arab ..... Ryan Watson
Uncle ..... Sam Dale
Gog ..... Jude Akuwudike
Lad ..... Henry Devas
Judge / Magog ..... Sean Baker
Mother / Clothes Shop Woman ..... Joanna Monro
Wife ..... Deeivya Meir
Pal ..... Iain Batchelor
Music by Neil Brand
Directed by Jeremy Mortimer.

15 minutes

Last on

Mon 8 Apr 2013 14:00
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