Nicholas Nickleby

It’s hard to know how to describe this marathon production. Six hours, with a break for dinner. But it was fascinating and fun. The cast were excellent – and the writers did an amazing job of bringing the whole story together, with Dickensian levels of detail, while still managing to keep the action moving.
My one complaint was the decision to have Nicholas return to Dotheboys hall near the end – it was out of place and broke the rythmn of the whole story. Should have just been left out – the plot didn’t need it and neither did the rest of us.


About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to Nicholas Nickleby

  1. Keith says:

    Well, it certainly was interesting – it tried to do everything and be everything. I agree with Cathy’s comments about the return to the school. The first half was more successful. I think the writers should have been less concerned about being faithful to Dickens and recognize that a different medium requires a different approach – and shorter would be good!

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