DAVID Glass has directed Bleak House in a radical new way, and the production is touring the south and west in September and October.
Glass, probably Britain’s finest mime artist, re-emerged after a lengthy sabbatical to direct a production of the Charles Dickens’ classic with the students of Arts University Bournemouth. It was one of the most remarkable student shows I have ever seen.
Now he has adapted that production for his own company, the David Glass Ensemble, and will be touring in September and October. His Bleak House is set on a scaffolding structure that allows his physical theatre approach to bring the complex and wide ranging story to vivid, visceral life.
See it at Portsmouth New Theatre Royal from 26th to 28th September, Bath Spa University on 12th and 13th October or Exeter Northcott on 15th and 16th October. Contact the venues for more details and see the FTR review of the AUB performance at http://www.theftr.co.uk/bleak-house-aub-bournemouth/