An adaptation of a classic Dickens novel will be performed in the district during a month of literary events.

Director Adam Spreadbury-Maher will speak about his adaptation of A Tale of Two Cities and its relevance before the play at the East 15 Acting School in Hatfields, Loughton, as part of the Essex Book Festival.

The performance is due to take place on March 23. More details on the festival programme can be found at www.essexbookfestival.org.uk.