Nicholas Nickleby

Produced by: 
Bawds (
Performance times: 
Tuesday 6 December - Saturday 10 December 2011, 19:45
Saturday 10 December 2011, 14:30

After the death of his father, Nicholas Nickleby, left with no earthly goods, sets out from his family home in Devonshire on an adventure to develop himself and provide for his widowed mother and sister. 

Based on Dickens’ remembrance of the hardships of his early life, the story bristles with sub-plots ranging from Nicholas’s experiences at Dotheboys Hall School to London’s social and business scene and theatre life in Portsmouth. 

With heroes and villains aplenty and a wealth of supporting characters, we meet many of Dickens’ most memorable characters including the menacing Ralph Nickleby, his alcoholic clerk, Newman Noggs, the abominable Wackford Squeers and his family, the Kenwigs with their assorted offspring, Madame Mantalini the dressmaker, John Browdie the bluff Yorkshireman, the philanthropic Cheeryble brothers, the sensitive Smike, the disreputable nobleman Sir Mulberry Hawk, the warm-hearted Crummles theatrical troop, the beautiful Madeline Bray and her obnoxious father.

This classic tale, a feast of family entertainment for the festive season, is brought vividly to life in Nick Warburton’s new and exciting adaptation of one of Charles Dickens’ most popular novels.

Production team

Stage Manager
Sheila Pierre
Set Designer
Tony Broscomb
Lighting Designer
Mark Easterfield
Sound Designer
Graham Potter
Set Construction
Tony Broscomb
Set Painting
Pattie Jones
Kate Crofts
Judy Hanson
Hannah Curtis
Hannah Curtis
Andrew Booker
Rachel Chapman
Peter Crofts
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Previous Events
Event Date Time Location
Get-in Sun 4 Dec 2011 08:00 ADC Theatre
Technical rehearsal Sun 4 Dec 2011 18:00 ADC Theatre
Dress rehearsal Mon 5 Dec 2011 19:45 ADC Theatre
Performance Tue 6 Dec 2011 19:45 ADC Theatre
Performance Wed 7 Dec 2011 19:45 ADC Theatre
Performance Thu 8 Dec 2011 19:45 ADC Theatre
Performance Fri 9 Dec 2011 19:45 ADC Theatre
Performance Sat 10 Dec 2011 14:30 ADC Theatre
Performance Sat 10 Dec 2011 19:45 ADC Theatre
Get-out Sat 10 Dec 2011 22:15 ADC Theatre