Physical theatre rendition of classic Dickens’ Bleak House!

September 5, 2019

(Photo credit: Robert Golden)

Classic Dickens is revived for a new generation by the David Glass Ensemble’s in their physical theatre rendition of Bleak House, which heads to Theatre Royal Winchester on Thursday 12 – Friday 13 September.

Charles Dickens’ 1853 novel, Bleak House, tells the story of Esther Summerson’s search for her family and identity in dank Victorian London, where pickpockets, prostitutes, rowdy drunks and con artists reign, and a brutal legal system is determined to destroy everyone beneath it.

This physical adaptation – which explores themes such as love, power and poverty – is brought to the stage by the UK-based David Glass Ensemble, which has been creating theatre for international audiences for almost 30 years. Collaborating with the best performers, writers, composers and designers, it is now bringing current and revived works to new audiences.

This production has been co-commissioned by Theatre Royal Winchester and New Theatre Royal Portsmouth.

Bleak House will be at Theatre Royal Winchester on Thursday 12 – Friday 13 September. A post-show chat follows Thursday night’s performance. Find out more, or book tickets, by visiting, or call the Box Office on 01962 840 440.