Conn Artists Artistic Director Ross Muir interviews playwright Daniel Rover Singer (Reduced Shakespeare Company) in America, ahead of the Conn Artists UK premiere of A Perfect Likeness this July! Watch the video below to find out more about what inspired A Perfect Likeness and Daniel Rover Singer’s love of English literary greats Lewis Carroll and Charles Dickens.
The play sees reclusive writer and photographer Charles Dodgson (AKA – Lewis Carroll) invite celebrity author Charles Dickens to his Oxford home to pose for a portrait. Dickens is so intrigued by the whimsical Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland that he accepts.
What ensues is a baring of two creative souls, the one private and fastidious, the other boisterous and irreverent. As Dodgson struggles to capture a “perfect likeness” of Dickens, Dickens craftily pries into Dodgson’s personal life to get a handle on one of the most curious men he has ever met. The result is a hilarious and revealing conversation between two quirky, fascinating, and completely different men.
The Connaught Theatre’s resident company Conn Artists return with this UK premiere for 2021, following on from their hit tours of Silas Marner and The Four Men.