Thursday 17 March 2016 at 7pm

Charles Dickens: the Man and his Life through his Characters

Lecturer: Bertie Pearce
with special guest Mark Lyndon
Location: Church of St Thomas Becket, Zeughausmarkt 22, 20459 Hamburg

(Fund-raising event in aid of The Anglican Church of St Thomas Becket. All proceeds from this event will go to the church and tickets should be purchased in advance.)
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Location of Church

Lecture Summary

Dickens' Dream by Robert William Buss

Portraying Dickens at his desk at Gads Hill Place surrounded by many of his characters

Charles John Huffam Dickens brought into the world a staggering array of wonderful characters with orphans, starving children, misers, murderers and abusive school teachers among them. People such as Mr Mcawber, Fagin and Abel Magwitch remain in one’s literary psyche long after the books are put down.
Largely self-educated, Dickens possessed the genius to become the greatest writer of his age with 15 major novels and countless short stories and articles.
In his lecture Bertie Pearce looks at the life and places of Dickens through his characters. The talk is interspersed with readings of his works. A truly Dickensian experience.

Biography of Lecturer

Bertie Pearce has a BA (Hons) in Drama from Manchester University, and a Diploma Internationale from the École Internationale du Théatre, Jacques Lecoq. He is a member of the Inner Magic Circle, with Gold Star. His past experience includes lecturing to cruise ship audiences, the Women’s Institute, theatre clubs and the Sussex Magic Circle, as well as NADFAS. In addition, he has toured the world with a magic cabaret show and a one man show entitled ‘All Aboard’. He has written an article on entertainment for the Guardian newspaper.