Pickwick & Nickleby
    By Charles Dickens

    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.

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    Mr Pickwick
    Justice Stareleigh
    Serjeant Buzfuz
    Serjeant Snubbin
    Mrs Cluppins
    Mr Skimpin
    Nathaniel Winkle
    Sam Weller
    Mr Dodson
    Mr Fogg
    Wackford Squeers
    First Boy
    Nicholas Nickleby
    Mrs Squeers
    Second Boy
    Third Boy
    Vincent Crummles

    Production Team

    Producer/Director –
    Assistant Director
    Stage Manager
    Publicity Designer
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