DOI: 10.5040/9780571285174.00000006
Acts: 2. Roles: Male (4) , Female (5) , Neutral (0)

Celebrated children's writer Hans Christian Andersen arrives, unannounced, for a stay at Gad's Hill Place in the Kent marshes – home to Charles Dickens and his large, charismatic family.

To the lonely and eccentric guest, the members of Dickens' household seem to live a life of unreachable bliss. But with his broken English, Andersen doesn't at first see the storms brewing within the family: undeclared passions, a son about to go to India, and a growing strangeness at the heart of Dickens' marriage.

Andersen's English by Sebastian Barry premiered at the Theatre Royal, Bury, in February 2010 in a production by Out of Joint.

From Andersen's English


Faber and Faber

Sebastian Barry

ISBN: 9780571242283

Series: Faber Drama

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