20:00, Wed 17th – Sat 20th November 2010 at ADC Theatre (Larkum Studio)
Michaelmas Week 6
One actor. Two stories. Twenty characters.
Based on the public readings of Charles Dickens, 'Pickwick & Nickleby' promises a night of absolute insanity with a sound literary basis. First enter the nineteenth-century courtroom for a gripping case of thwarted marriage, scorned passion and the sordid truth about warming-pans. Pickwick stands trial, Buzfuz gets contentious and the Judge is deadly drunk. Then it's off to darkest Yorkshire for a class with Wackford Squeers. Deduce the regional spelling for 'window' or he'll take the skin off your back... As though spearheading some crazed Victorian séance, one desperate actor will resort to every trick imaginable to lure Dickens's ghost to the stage.
Come bask in the humour, horror and boundless heart of England's greatest comic writer. It's the character actor's audition from hell, and you'd be mad to miss it.
You can follow the production's progress online at www.pickwickandnickleby.blogspot.com.