Northern Broadsides presents
Hard Times – Charles Dickens
A new adaptation by Debbie McAndrew
Director - Conrad Nelson
Designer – Dawn Allsopp
Lighting Designer – Mark Howland
Imagine a world where imagination is forbidden. Coketown is such a place. Thomas Gradgrind will not permit fanciful thoughts in his school or his home. But what effect will this policy have on his own children, Tom and Louisa? How can he protect them from corrupting influences – especially when the circus comes to town?
Conrad Nelson directs Deborah McAndrew’s witty adaptation of Charles Dickens’ great Northern novel to bring you a joyful juggling and tumbling through this touching and often hilarious tale of repression and longing.
Opening Halifax, Viaduct Theatre, Dean Clough 16th February 2018
Touring – 26 February to 26 May 2018