A Tale of Two Cities

by  Charles Dickens, Vivienne Carter, Michael Mullane, Neil Parker, Dave Ross

Full Length Musical, Drama  /  13m, 6f

Dickens's novel of the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities, is brought vividly to life in this musical adaptation, which was successfully premiéred at the Thameside Youth Theatre in January 1990. The famous story of Charles Darnay and Sydney Cart…

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    13m, 6f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences, Period
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Dickens's novel of the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities, is brought vividly to life in this musical adaptation, which was successfully premiéred at the Thameside Youth Theatre in January 1990. The famous story of Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton, the French aristocrat and English lawyer caught up in a deadly feud between the embittered Defarges and the cruel Marquis d'Evrémonde, is told swiftly and excitingly in scenes ranging from quiet country gardens to the storming of the Bastille. The songs, romantic, reflective and stirring by turns, heighten the drama and emotional thrust of this epic story, resulting in a work of great power.
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Considerations

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: 18th Century

Music

  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Medium

Casting

13m, 6f
M15 F6 and Chorus (doubling possible)
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Cast Attributes

  • Expandable casting

Casting Notes

Suitable for performances by youth or adult groups, A Tale of Two Cities provides many opportunities for chorus work and stage spectacle.

Resources

Rehearsal Resources

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Conductor score

Guitar

Cello

Bass

Tuba

Flute

Percussion

Timpani

Keyboard 1

Keyboard 2


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Authors

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Vivienne Carter

Vivienne Carter

Michael Mullane

Michael Mullane

Neil Parker

Neil Parker

Dave Ross

Dave Ross

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