Saturday 3 November 1984 to Saturday 10 November 1984 (8 performances)
at Hampton Court Theatre, Hampton Court House, Surrey, United Kingdom
by David Edgar
Novel by Charles Dickens. Music by Stephen Oliver
A brilliant recapturing of the sights and sounds of Victorian England, and the touching, funny, exhilarating saga of the virtuous young Nicholas as he meets and masters the challenges of poverty and corruption. In the end the play is a soaring affirmation of man?s essential goodness--a thrilling, eloquent rendering of the diverse people, places and events which, in Dickens? time or in ours, make up the real stuff of life and draw on the deepest resources of the human spirit.
As Clive Barnes puts it: "The greatness of NICHOLAS NICKLEBY is breathtakingly simple. The play flies. And it flies back-wards. It takes you to a world of sentiment and passion glimpsed before but never known."