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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol is a new theatrical adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens novel by Sydney based playwright Melissa Lee Speyer, who’s worked closely with the director Michael Dean and the actors, to create an adaptation that feels traditional and pays homage to Dickens but is also for our times. “Dickens had a lot to […]


The story of how Charles Dickens wrote the literary classic A Christmas Carol is meant to inspire festive cheer, but unfortunately, this well-intentioned Christmas film for adults is wearisome and fails to ignite on many levels. After his success with Oliver Twist, three flops followed and Charles Dickens had six weeks to write a new […]


People can expect a reimagining of history as we’ve always known it with the play Fallen, showing at The Seymour Centre. It’s a very different kind of period drama that takes a more feminist approach. “Fallen just doesn’t peer into an 1848 period institution, there’s other questions posed. It’s a real provocation to challenge the […]

The Invisible Woman

The Invisible Woman is a true story about the secret love between Charles Dickens (Ralph Fiennes) and his muse, Nelly Ternan (Felicity Jones). Nelly is a talentless actress, coming from a family of actors. The famous Dickens is already married with children and despite his wife's knowledge of the relationship and subsequent separation, it is […]