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Charles Dickens - the man and his life through his characters Bertie Pearce Wednesday 18 April 2018

Bertie 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 The Arts Society. 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.

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 Micawber, 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 this works. A truly Dickensian experience.