Plays by Ella Langley

Sketching

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

Charles Dickens' London is reimagined for the 21st century.

Twenty-four hours in the life of a city that has 371 people in every square kilometer, where every street and square shelters heroes and villains, emotional turmoil, violent allegiances, adventures, the remarkable and the everyday.

Olivier Award-winning playwright James Graham forges a uniquely crowd-sourced play, incorporating scenes by emerging writers into his own sweeping narrative. Dickens' panoply of London and Londoners, his big characters and fantastic stories in Sketches by Boz are updated for the modern age, incorporating the broadest range of voices from across the community in a theatrical whirligig of wonder and imagination.

This summer (2018) Ella graduated from Lincoln College, Oxford having studied English Language and Literature. In her second year of University she wrote her first full length play, Girls will be Girls, which ran at The Oxford Playhouse's Burton Taylor Studio and at Greenside at The Edinburgh Fringe. As a teenager she had a scene she wrote performed in The Royal Exchange's Young Company show: Talking Vaguely About Revolution (2014). Ella has just moved to London from Stockport to pursue playwriting. She is very excited to really go to The National Theatre instead of watching NTLive at her local cinema.