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My Friend, Mr Dickens

“My Friend, Mr Dickens” by Brian Watson, as Charles Dickens’ biographer and best friend, John Forster. (BOLD) John Forster met Dickens before the journalism and short stories began the writer’s long career, and Forster saved Charles from spiralling into debt. They became fast friends, and remained so through the turbulence of Dickens’ home life which lay behind the public celebrity. Forster’s biography was based on personal encounters, and it has been the source material for many books since. Come and see Charles Dickens from John Forster’s point of view. Brian Watson is an actor and author who has portrayed John Forster in venues large and small. He now brings the show to Ely for one final performance. Expect drama, humour and recreations of some of Dickens’ characters, as well as a few dark secrets revealed about England’s greatest novelist.


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Sunday 23 June 2024
Ely Methodist Church, 13 - 15 Chapel St, Ely CB6 1AD

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