There's a new play preparing to tour England, about Hans Christian Andersen's famous (infamous?) visit to the Dickens household:
Max Stafford-Clark directs Andersen's English, a new play by Sebastian Barry set in the home of Charles Dickens as celebrated children's writer Hans Christian Andersen arrives unannounced for an extended stay.
To the lonely and eccentric guest, the members of Dickens' household seem to live a life of unreachable bliss. But with his broken English, Andersen fails to recognise the storms brewing within the family.
Andersen's English is a haunting new play, rich in characters and touched with a wistful humour.
Sounds interesting, but sad.