The Genius of Charles Dickens
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Author/actor Chris Foote Wood gives animated readings from Dickens novels in the same manner as Dickens himself: reading and acting out the parts to illustrate some of Dickens best known characters. Some featured characters: Scrooge (A Christmas Carol); Mr Barkis, Mr McCawber, Uriah Heep (David Copperfield); Pip, Miss Havisham (Great Expectations); Mrs Gamp, Martin Chuzzlewit; Wackford Squeers (Nicholas Nickleby); Fagin, Artful Dodger, Sykes and Nancy, Mr Bumble the Beadle (Oliver Twist); Mr Pickwick, Winkle, Snodgrass and Tupman (Pickwick Papers); Little Nell (Old Curiosity Shop).