Thursday 6th October 7.30pm / Main House


Reclusive writer and photographer Charles Dodgson (also known as “Lewis Carroll”) invites 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.

A Perfect Likeness by Daniel Rover Singer (Reduced Shakespeare Company) receives its UK Premiere by Conn Artists following on from their hit tours of Mary Rose and Silas Marner.

“Ross Muir (Dodgson) and David Stephens (Dickens) are compelling in their roles and execute this two-hander with fluent ease, bringing expertly to life these two great icons of English literature.” (Richmondshire Today) ★★★★★

Starring Ross Muir as Lewis Carroll

“Ross Muir expertly plays a mannered, clerical and nervous young Lewis Carroll.” (Theatre South East) ★★★★

And David Stephens as Charles Dickens

“David Stephens portrayal as a loud, egotistic and boisterous Dickens was extremely witty and always engaging.” (Theatre South East) ★★★★

Performance Dates and Times

Thursday 6th October 7.30pm

Standard: £16.00 | Concession: £14.00 (premier seating available for an additional £2)


Running Time: 2 hours


Age Recommendation: Suitable for 12+ (contains some mild swearing)

Your Visit

We look forward to your visit!

Parking is located to the rear of the Playhouse in the public car parks. Parking discs are required to be displayed until 6pm and are available from the Visitor Information Centre located within the Playhouse building. Please check individual car park signs for any time restrictions.

Grab a bite to eat at McKenna’s or why not relax and enjoy a drink in our Playhouse Bar? The bar serves an extensive range of drinks including draught and local bottled beers, wines, a specialist gin list and cocktails.

Measures we are taking in regard to arrival times for performances/film and the availability of refreshments will be communicated nearer to the time of your booking in a pre-show email.

For more information on what to expect during your visit, including how we are keeping COVID secure click here.