THE Ilminster Entertainments Society’s Christmas show this year is a new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield, on stage at the Warehouse Theatre on 6th to 8th and 13th to 15th December, at 7.30 every day except Saturday 8th, when there is a 2.30 matinee only.
David Copperfield, Dickens’s eighth novel, was first published in 1849. The novel held a special place in Dickens’s heart. In the preface to the 1867 edition, he wrote, “like many fond parents, I have in my heart of hearts a favourite child. And his name is David Copperfield.”
The play follows David’s adventures from birth through three decades, in an adaptation that includes many of the unforgettable characters from the original novel – the Peggottys, ‘umble Uriah Heep, eccentric Aunt Betsey and Steerforth, young David’s champion.
The IES cast includes Irene and Mick Glyn, Laurence and Cathie Meering, Richard Tingley, Lucy Driver and Ken Steed, Miranda Carins, George Montague, Neil and Belinda Morgan and Benjamin Overd. Patrick Knox narrates the role of David, which is played as a boy by Finn Moran and Demetrius Driver, and Xavier Driver as the older David.
For more details, visit the website, www.thewarehousetheatre.org.uk