City College Norwich
All I had when I arrived at Conical Productions new show was the name.
Briefly, the story was this: Carol Carter played by the excellent Carol Bailey, was a salacious investigative journalist who spent her time making TV programmes about murders in which she returned to the scene of old crimes with a medium.
She was a bit of a female Scrooge who had hardened herself to the ghosts of her past: the child she aborted, the brother who hung himself, It was strong stuff.
The set was a sparse collection of motley rubbish: old trolleys, obscene graffiti, no glass in the icy windows. It was supposed to be The Guild of Literature and Art: a home which Dickens conceived as a place where artists and authors could live rent free and work.
In real life, this was demolished in the 1960s.
This bleak setting had a clear message about the way director Hugh Sorril saw life as a contemporary artist.
- 1 Meet the three Norfolk businesses featured in Antiques Road Trip
- 2 The homeless newlyweds who have lived in their car for a year
- 3 Former Norwich restaurant to be transformed into £1.5m food hall
- 4 Family's heartache as dog dies after being hit by Amazon van
- 5 10-year-old town centre deli announces sudden closure
- 6 'It is really sad': End of an era as popular pub landlords call time
- 7 A146 closed after three vehicles and motorcycle involved in crash
- 8 Man set to stand trial accused of teen daughter's murder
- 9 People come 'from all over the country' to try this Norfolk seafood platter
- 10 Obituary: Farm merchant who helped save revered brewing barley dies aged 81
A gripping play which raised more questions than were answered. Unlike Dicken's original, the morals were not clear cut.