The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

Play - Original

Plymouth Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: September 23, 1981
  • Opening Date: October 4, 1981
  • Closing Date: January 3, 1982
  • Previews: 7
  • Performances: 49

Lyrics: Stephen Oliver

Music: Stephen Oliver

Playwright: Charles Dickens

Synopsis

David Edgar dramatizes Charles Dickens' novel as a two-part, eight-and-a-half-hour play, detailing the efforts of young, fatherless Nicholas to provide for his mother and sister, despite the obstacles provided by his distrusting uncle Ralph and Wackford Squeers, the odious schoolmaster who is his initial employer.

 

Opening Night Cast

Alun Armstrong Mr. Wagstaff
Mr. Squeers
Christopher Benjamin Mr. Vincent Crummles
Walter Bray
Suzanne Bertish in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Suzanne Bertish Miss Snevellicci
Milliner
Fanny Squeers
Peg Sliderskew
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Charles Dickens Writer
  Stephen Oliver Music
  Stephen Oliver Lyrics
Trevor Nunn Trevor Nunn Director
John Caird John Caird Director
John Napier John Napier Scenic Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1982 Special Award The Royal Shakespeare Company Winner

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1982 Best Play David Edgar Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1982 Special Citation   Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1982 Actor in a Play Roger Rees Winner
1982 Costume Design (Play or Musical) John Napier Nominee
1982 Direction of a Play Trevor Nunn
John Caird
Winner
1982 Featured Actor in a Play David Threlfall Nominee
1982 Featured Actor in a Play Edward Petherbridge Nominee
1982 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) David Hersey Nominee
1982 Play   Winner
1982 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) John Napier
Dermot Hayes
Winner
 
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