In 1838 Robert Schumann wrote a charming suite of pieces for the piano reflecting various scenes from his own childhood. In the same year Charles Dickens was writing Oliver Twist using a child as his central character for the first time. In this programme pianist Elizabeth Hayes performs Schumann’s complete suite alongside readings from Dickens childhood scenes. Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol all feature.
The Golfing Stories of PG Wodehouse
PG Wodehouse, the creator of Jeeves, Bertie Wooster and Lord Emsworth of Blandings Castle, was himself a keen golfer and wrote many short golfing stories laced with his usual wit and brilliant wordplay, 4 of which internationally renowned one man actor Gerald Dickens has used to create a hilarious evening of tales from the Linx