There's a pairing you probably never thought you'd hear about! Nonetheless, the new play The Trial of Lizzie Borden is having its premiere at Riverside's Dickens Festival this year. In this article, playwright Richard Brent Reed and director Chuck Abernathy explain why.
An article in Centennial Parklands traces the long and fascinating history of the Dickens statue in Sydney, Australia (at one point it lost its head!), and talks about the annual birthday celebrations held there. There are lots of nice photos.
There's two terms I'll bet you never thought you'd see together! But "What the Dickens?" in Orlando, Florida, is offering $5000 for the best public performance of a song from a Dickens-based musical. A YouTube video of the performance must be sent in by December 5. More details are available here and here.
I can't wait to see what people come up with for this!
This is just to report that I'm back from the Dickens Fellowship Conference, where we had a grand and glorious five days of celebrating Mr. Dickens! Report and pictures (with help from Rachel McMillan) coming soon!