Dickens on Screen

A visual history of master storyteller Charles Dickens on screen – from adaptation to biography, and beyond.

Charles Dickens was a master storyteller who popularity throughout his lifetime to the present day. His emotional, dramatic tales have been retold and adapted many times for the cinema and TV, but why is his work so ‘filmic’? And is it still relevant today? Join us for a visual tour through Charles Dickens on screen – from adaptation to biography, and beyond.

Course Breakdown:

Week 1:          Great Expectations: Emily

Week 2:          Please Sir, I Want Some More: popular Dickens films

Week 3:          Consider Yourself a Friend: Dickens and the musical

Week 4:          The Old Curiosity Shop: inspired by Dickens



Kenton Hall is an award-winning Canadian writer, director, musician and teacher, with numerous short and feature film credits to his name – both behind and in front of the camera. Kenton also teaches a BTEC in Creative Media Production through Leicester College and The Art of Screenwriting here at Phoenix. He has played a variety of roles on-stage and screen, from Les Miserables and Muppets Most Wanted to 4th Floor of Singapore and Father to Fall. In 2015, he wrote, directed and co-starred in the feature film A Dozen Summers, and in August 2019 his first book Bisection was published by Chinbeard Books. Kenton has NO expectations.

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Tuesday 19 Nov 20197:30pm Book Now