Musical - Original

46th Street Theatre

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  • First Preview: September 29, 1965
  • Opening Date: October 4, 1965
  • Closing Date: November 18, 1965
  • Previews: 5
  • Performances: 56

Lyrics: Leslie Bricusse

Music: Cyril Ornadel

Book: Wolf Mankowitz


A wealthy Victorian Englishman and his valet have been sent to debtors' prison and recall the adventures that got them there, in this musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel The Pickwick Papers.


Opening Night Cast

Sir Harry Secombe Pickwick
Nancy Barrett Mary
Peter Bull Sgt. Buzfuz
John Call Tracy Tupman
Helena Carroll Rachel
Roy Castle Sam Weller
Brian Chapin Bardell, Jr.
Michael Darbyshire Dodson
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Wolf Mankowitz Book
  Cyril Ornadel Music
Leslie Bricusse Leslie Bricusse Lyrics
  Peter Coe Director
Gillian Lynne Gillian Lynne Choreographer
  Sean Kenny Scenic Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1965 - 1966

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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1966 Actor in a Musical Sir Harry Secombe Nominee
1966 Featured Actor in a Musical Roy Castle Nominee
1966 Featured Actress in a Musical Charlotte Rae Nominee
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