Hermit Lucas

The story of the celebrated Victorian hermit, James Lucas, who went from being an amiable eccentric to a complete recluse.

The celebrated Victorian hermit, James Lucas, was born into a well-to-do family but went from being an amiable eccentric to a complete recluse when his beloved mother died.

For the next 25 years, he never left the house but was happy to talk to those who passed by, ranging from complete strangers to the eminent Charles Dickens.

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The story of the celebrated Victorian hermit, James Lucas, who went from being an amiable eccentric to a complete recluse.

The celebrated Victorian hermit, James Lucas, was born into a well-to-do family but went from being an amiable eccentric to a complete recluse when his beloved mother died.

For the next 25 years, he never left the house but was happy to talk to those who passed by, ranging from complete strangers to the eminent Charles Dickens.The strange tale of Victorian recluse James Lucas, who stayed in his house for 25 years.

The strange tale of Victorian recluse James Lucas, who stayed in his house for 25 years.

Martyn Wade's play with Anton Lesser.

Staying in his house for 25 years - the strange tale of Victorian recluse James Lucas.

Staying in his house for 25 years - the strange tale of Victorian recluse James Lucas. Stars Anton Lesser and Conleth Hill.

Stars Anton Lesser and Conleth Hill.

The story of the celebrated Victorian hermit, James Lucas, who went from being an amiable eccentric to a complete recluse.