In 2013 Chris made his professional stage debut with his one-man show originally called "An Evening with Charles Dickens". The full show lasts 90 minutes, not including the interval. The show was well received in the North East, North West, Yorkshire and the south of England (London and Brighton). Like Charles Dickens himself, Chris gives "animated readings" from Dickens novels to illustrate many of the well-known characters. Like Dickens, Chris does not just read - he acts out the parts. Chris is happy to give shorter versions of his show. After two successful years performing his one man show now called "The Genius of Charles Dickens" at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Chris is again at the Fringe for a third year, but at a new venue SEE CHRIS AT THE 2016 EDINBURGH FRINGE "The Genius of Charles Dickens" is on for five nights, Monday 8th August to Friday 12th August inclusive, 4pm (one hour show) each day at the Arthur Conan Doyle Centre 25 Palmerston Place Edinburgh EH12 5AP.
“The audience sat transfixed, riveted…Chris Foote Wood follows in the glorious tradition of the likes of Simon Callow, Patrick Stewart and the immortal Charles Laughton, in bringing the world of Dickens vividly to life” - East Coast fm.