In this series we uncover the less well-known Dickens – the performer who loved acting and dreamed of being a theatre manager. Bringing his characters to the stage made him rich and famous but it ultimately destroyed him. This is the story of his public readings and how the theatre informed Dickens’s fiction. With contributions from Simon Callow, Lucinda Hawksley, (the Great Granddaughter of Charles Dickens) and Dr Paul Schlicke.
Dickens is played by David Collings.