Set against the epic backdrop of the French Revolution and based on the classic Dickens novel, A Tale of Two Cities is a musical about injustice, vengeance and the redemptive power of love. When Dr. Manette is released from the French Bastille after 17 years, he must be resurrected from the brink of madness by his daughter, Lucie. In England they meet two very different men: the exiled French aristocrat, Charles Darnay, whom Lucie marries, and the drunken cynic, Sydney Carton. Soon family secrets and political intrigue combine to draw Lucie and her family back to Paris. At the height of the Reign of Terror, the musical finds an unlikely hero in Carton, inspired by love to make an extraordinary sacrifice.
The musical features a book, music, and lyrics by Jill Santoriello, and is directed by Michael Donald Edwards. The principal cast includes James Barbour (Sydney Carton), Jessica Rush (Lucie Manette), Derek Keeling (Charles Darnay), Natalie Toro (Madame Defarge), Joe Cassidy (Ernest Defarge), Michael Hayward-Jones (Jarvis Lorry), Craig Bennett (Jerry Cruncher), Nick Wyman (John Barsad), Katherine McGrath (Miss Pross), and Alex Satoriello (Dr. Manette).