Think you know your classics - Dickens, Brontë, Orwell to name a few? You’ve read them from cover to cover but have you seen them performed? Leeds Lit Fest brings you 4 performance pieces from, or inspired by, such classical authors works.
Enjoy a Charles Dickens double bill performed by his great great grandson, the acclaimed actor Gerald Dickens which takes place at The Leeds Library on Wednesday 2nd March. Be scared witless by the chilling ghost story of The Signalman and have your heartbroken by the tale of Dr Marigold.
Did you know George Orwell’s sister lived in Headingley and that he worked on his notes for The Road to Wigan Pier in Estcourt Avenue where she lived? Join us there for music and a walk followed by a discussion at HEART with Orwell expert, Les Hurst on the afternoon of Saturday 5th March.
Then revel in the Brontës as you’ve never read them before. The Full Bronte Cabaret is An Evening of Wuthering Delights! Combining comedy, storytelling, music, and games, this show of wuthering delights, has been hailed as ‘the anarchic love child of French and Saunders and Hinge and Brackett!’ Join Scary Little Girls at Carriageworks Theatre on Saturday 5th March.
As the finale to Leeds Lit Fest 22, our Scary Little Girls double bill ends with a Salon du Chocolat on Sunday 6th March. In this storytelling salon we celebrate the relationship between cocoa nibs, once considered a taboo substance, and forbidden literature combining mouthwatering chocolate treats with tales of the secret, banned and scandalous from authors such as Lord Byron, John Donne, Angela Carter and Joanne Harris.