Charles Adams

Charles Adams is the heart-throb of rural Regency town Pammydiddle in Jane Austen’s farcical story ‘Jack & Alice’. He is his own most constant admirer, and rejects all women as beneath his notice (except the wily Lady Williams). Luckily the women, in any case, find their best entertainment in each other.

This sketch, devised by Leopold Benedict, leaps between eras and adds another twist to the tale – is Charles in love with himself, or with an equally handsome singer?