Stratford Productions

"Macready! Dickens' Theatrical Friend"

A compelling solo show which tells the remarkable story of the great 19th century actor-manager, Macready; the man to whom Charles Dickens dedicated 'Nicholas Nickleby'.

TheatreSpoken Word

About the Show

Through my research I became fascinated by Macready and his story is one I feel driven to tell. Not only was Macready best friends with Charles Dickens and fierce rival to Edmund Kean, he also did so much to shape the theatre of today. The show is full of drama, humour, and emotion, and would appeal to those interested in theatre, showbusiness, history, the Victorian period, and/or a true – but little-known – story, passionately and faithfully told.

The show is proven, fully-formed, meticulously researched, has been touring around the UK since September 2022, and has received excellent reviews.

Touring availability is from February 2024 onwards and into 2025.

Whilst not aimed at children, it is family-fri ... Read More

Spoken Word, Family, Theatre

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