Reading Dickens Aloud

If the Penny Readings and Evening Read-In have whetted your appetite for hearing Dickens read aloud, then be sure to listen to BBC Radio 3’s The Verb tonight at 10pm.

Along with special guests including Charles Dance and Rachel Rose Reid, Ian McMillan celebrates the art of reading Dickens aloud in the run-up to his bicentenary. As fans of the Reader Organisation will be well aware, Dickens regularly performed his work to audiences of 2000 people (including here in our very own St George’s Hall). Malcolm Andrews, editor of the Dickensian Magazine, will be analysing why Dickens’ language works so well in performance, something ably demonstrated by David Morrissey and Phil Davis at our very own event on Sunday night.

Tune in live tonight, or listen again here if you miss it: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b017t37w.

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