Hard Times - Lighthouse Theatre at Grand Pavilion Theatre

The Esplanade, Porthcawl, Porthcawl, Bridgend, CF36 3YW, Wales

29 November 2017

Written in 1854, Hard Times is Dickens’ most passionately political work. In Coketown, callous businessmen Thomas Gradgrind and Josiah Bounderby have created a logical, heartless world regulated by measurable facts and data and at the expense of joy and imagination. While these monsters prosper, children endure a cold and loveless life. But their unhappy world is transformed when Sleary’s circus comes to town….