“Papa, what is money?
What can it do?”
“Money, Paul, can do anything”
For Dombey, money and the power it brings are the only gods worth worshipping. But can money really buy him everything he dreams of? What of love, or life itself? This is a tale of pride and passion, generosity and greed, of human foibles and the society which breeds them. A tale told with Dickens’ characteristic humour, indignation and pathos. In this sparkling new adaptation Red Dog brings a rogues’ gallery of unforgettable characters vividly and imaginatively to life, to delight, outrage and entertain.
This new adaptation by Jude Emmet will be directed by Sue Colverd with design by Corinne Hockley and music by Colin Sell, ensuring the same impeccable acting and vitality of direction noted by playwright Naomi Wallace in our production of her One Flea Spare. Or as a Bristol audience member put it after seeing our production of The House of Bernarda Alba, ‘one of those rare plays where every decision is spot on’.
"... Red Dog brought Dicken’s extreme characters fully alive in the small-scale intimate venue with powerful acting and clever novel-into-script adaptation..." Jo Bousfield (full review here)