Escape into another
time and place, into the fantasy world
of Charles Dickens' Victorian London.
The year is 1862. A
bitterly cold December. Snow drifting down from the rooftops
in thick, white, floating clusters; sticking to the icicles that
hang from eaves, filling the mullioned windowsills, falling on
the broad flagged terrace-pavement and covering the cobblestones
like a thick blanket. Snow everywhere. Snow up the Thames, where
it winds among farmsteads and pastures; snow down the Thames,
where it flows past the dockyards and swirls around the hulls
of proud clippers and dusty colliers.
The great thoroughfares are crowded with teeming
humanity, although the falling snow muffles the cries of high
spirited lads throwing snowballs, the gay chatter of young maidens
in furs Christmas-shopping with their mothers, the clop-cloping
of Clydesdales pulling heavily loaded lorries, and the imprecations
of red-nosed cabbies.
It is a world of Victorian ladies and gentlemen,
costermongers, Scotland Yard detectives, curmudgeons, sailors,
servants, villains, thieves, rascals, and a murderer or two.
You are caught up in a whirlwind of melodramamissing documents, escaped lunatics,
long-lost relatives, unspeakable crimes, ghosts in the attic,
and star-crossed lovers.
PALLADIAN Interactive Theatre takes its unique
concept of audience-participation theatre to Victorian England
for an incredible re-creation of 19th Century London.
Explore the actor within you.
Who knows ... you might knock 'em dead.
Descriptions of Characters
Photos from Past Productions
Wakefield in Britain
Wakefield in Illinois