- An interactive walk with characters through Cobham Village
Charles Dickens created some of the greatest characters in literature, and they are so plentiful they cover almost all walks of life. Some have even become part of the English language. Dickens’ much-loved characters, often drawn from and based on real life people, although sharply defined, often grotesque or comical, greatly contribute to keep his work still alive today. They leap off the pages of his books which make them so easily adaptable to performances.
Dickens himself toured the world, performing scenes from his own work on stage but he was also a great walker and onne of his routes was through the picturesque village of Cobham.
And there we have the recipe for our production: A walk through Cobham village, during which the audience will encounter some of Dickens’s most memorable characters. Experience a chilling interaction with the jilted Miss Havisham, endure a lesson with sadistic schoolmaster Wackford Squeers and dodge being pickpocketed by the workhouse boys, to name a few.
The performance will start at Owletts and finish- like all good walks- in the village pub, The Leather Bottle.
Time: performances will happen between 11am and 6pm (lunch break at 1pm)
Price: £10 per person
Booking: Booking is essential by calling Visit Gravesend Information Centre on 01474 33 76 00 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org