Amy Dorrit

A Naked Production/Graeae Theatre collaboration for BBC Radio 4
Directed by Polly Thomas and Jenny Sealey

Following acclaimed new interpretations of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Midwich Cuckoos, Graeae and NPL join forces once again to present a radical new imagining of Charles’ Dickens classic Little Dorrit for BBC Radio 4, dramatized by April de Angelis and Nicola Werenowska.

Meet Amy Dorrit, a young woman fighting to get through A Level resits, whilst caring for her disabled father and coping with the demands from a varied group of tenants on the same council estate. When the threat of redevelopment looms large, the tenants start to fight for their homes, and Amy finds herself an unexpected leader and out of her depth.

Dickens’ great tale of debt and the social inequities of Victorian London is brought to vivid life and relevance in the 21st century, by an inclusive cast of disabled, learning disabled and non-disabled actors including Audrey Brisson, John Kelly and Liz Carr, making her radio drama debut.


Episode 1: Listen here.
Originally aired on BBC Radio 4 on 30 December 2018.

Episode 2: Listen here. 
Originally aired on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday 6 January 2019.

Image gallery

  • Audrey Brisson as Amy Dorrit
  • Audrey Brisson as Amy Dorrit with the company

Image gallery

  • Flora
    Tracey Anderson
  • Amy Dorrit
    Audrey Brisson
  • Mrs Chaudry
    Liz Carr
  • Tatia
    Anna Elijasz
  • Vienna
    Matti Houggon
  • Mr Dorrit/Voice of Dickens
    John Kelly
  • Benefits Officer
    Charles Mills
  • Mr Blander
    Wayne 'Pickles' Norman
  • Maggie
    Kalijoy Perkins
  • Arthur Chaudry
    Narinder Samra
  • Wanda and Benefits Officer
    Ania Sowinski
  • Adaptors, from Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens — April de Angelis and Nicola Werenowska
  • Directors — Polly Thomas and Jenny Sealey
  • Sign Language Interpreters — Jude Mahon and Vikki Gee Dare
  • Access Worker — Autumn Bonham-Cox
  • Producer — Eloise Whitmore
  • Executive Producer — Jeremy Mortimer
Performance schedule

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