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What The Dickens?!

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On Saturday 26th January, GADS performed “What The Dickens?!” a rehearsed reading of the life and times of Charles Dickens, at St Mary’s Church, Garforth, please see the following review received from a member of the audience: -

On a very cold Saturday evening, a hardy band of people made their way to St Mary’s Church in Garforth to listen to a group of actors from Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society telling the story of the life of Charles Dickens.
After being seated as near to the radiators as possible, the evening began. From that moment it was pure magic. On the stage were two very distinguished gentlemen dressed in their frock coats and high collars, and on either side two elegant ladies. The candle on the table was lit and the readings began.
You forgot the cold as you were drawn into this amazing man’s life story and how his unhappy childhood and experiences were turned into some of the best writings in English Literature and showed us how much he did to make the lives of poorer people better.
The readers were excellent and who wouldn’t be moved by the death of little Nell, the horrible beatings of Smike, but who also chuckled at the adventures of Mr Pickwick?
A very special thank you to Erica Nicholls of GADS who researched the life of Dickens, read all his novels to pick out the readings, and then typed the script for the readers‟ use. GADS would also like to thank the members of St Mary’s Church for providing supper, wine, coffee and the use of the Church.
The evening drew to a close with the immortal words from Tiny Tim, “God Bless Us Everyone”
Thank you for a wonderful evening.

Janet Gisburn

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