It was the best of times...
A stage adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities is coming to the Grand Theatre Blackpool.
The story, which Dickens considered his best work, is set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution,
It interweaves one family’s personal struggles with an epic story of love, sacrifice and redemption amidst the horrific violence and world-changing events.
The adaptation is the work of Touring Consortium Theatre Company and Royal & Derngate Northampton.
A spokesman for the Grand Theatre said: “A Tale of Two Cities promises to be an enthralling production from one of the greatest writers in the English language and one of the foremost touring theatre companies around.
“As part of the Touring Consortium, we are proud to be able to bring these critically acclaimed productions to Blackpool.
“In the past they have delivered outstanding shows, including Of Mice and Men, Brassed Off and Brave New World, and they always have an eye for the topical.
“A Tale of Two Cities is sure to give audiences much pause for thought while telling a powerful and unforgettable story.”
Tickets are priced from £19.50 and are available from blackpoolgrand.co.uk or by calling the box office on 01253 290190.