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A Tale of Two Cities by Terence Rattigan and John Gielgud to be staged in September

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Terence Rattigan and John Gielgud’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities is to receive its world premiere at the King’s Head Theatre in London.

Rattigan and Gielgud collaborated on the adaptation in 1935, but a planned production starring Gielgud in multiple roles never made it to the stage.

Their play will now be staged at the Islington venue from September 25 until October 19.

It will be directed by Adam Spreadbury-Maher and will feature a cast of eight actors playing the 30 characters who appear in the play.

A Tale of Two Cities will have a set design by Christopher Hone, costumes by Jonathan Lipman and lighting by Seth Rook Williams. It will be produced by TheatreUpClose.