Dickens in Dublin by Laurence Foster

Dickens in Dublin by Laurence Foster

Event Information

  • Date: 2nd & 3rd April
  • Time: Wed 1pm, Thu 1pm & 7.30pm
  • Tickets: 1pm €10 - 7pm €15
  • Address: Irish Writer’s Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1 - OPEN MAP

Laurence Foster’s one-man show wonderfully re-creates this period in which Dickens casts an amusing eye over our capital city and interweaves his stark descriptions of the Coombe, Mountjoy, the Famine and various Dublin characters.

CHARLES DICKENS was born on February 7th 1812 in a shabby suburb of Portsmouth. Shortly afterwards the family moved to London. Literally self taught, at the age of 19, Charles became a reporter, recording the parliamentary speeches of Daniel O’ Connell, the Irish Liberator, retaining a lifelong mutual admiration. He also became a devotee of the works of Thomas Moore.

In August 1858, the first of three lengthy visits to Dublin, he was hailed with delight everywhere he went. He found it difficult to make his way from Morrison’ s Hotel (Nassau St.) and through the crowds who were queuing to see his performance in the Rotunda Concert Room.

Dickens in Dublin, written and performed by Laurence Foster, is a recreation of that dramatic evening in Ireland’s capital city!

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