The Dickens Girls

Performed from Fri 2 — Sat 3 Aug


Presented by the winner of the British Youth Music Theatre New Music Theatre Award 2019

Book and lyrics by Rachel Bellman
Music by Elizabeth Sybil Charlesworth

Julia Mosley has nothing. No home, no family, no future. She is a prisoner in Victorian London. A ‘fallen woman’.

But when Charles Dickens and Angela Burdett-Coutts set up a house for fallen women in Shepherd's Bush, Julia and a select group of girls have the chance to turn their lives around.

These girls have a year to transform themselves into respectable, skilled women before being shipped abroad as domestic servants and prospective wives. Which girls will succeed, and which will be thrown back to the streets? And whose dream are they living anyway?

This enchanting new musical by Rachel Bellman and Elizabeth Sybil Charlesworth features irresistible harmonies, exquisite singing and vibrant dance.

P.S. This is a true story.


This is an amateur production presented as part of the New Wolsey’s annual Open Season. Find out more by browsing the Creative Learning section of our website.

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