Freely adapted from Dickens’ Nicholas Nickleby, this musical opens in a contemporary school where a new English teacher finds it difficult to gain the interest of his class. He overcomes this problem when he hits on the idea of turning the book they are studying, Nicholas Nickleby, into a musical. We are swept back in time to the misery of Dotheboys Hall, where life is a matter of survival; avoiding the leaden hand of Mr Squeers and the daily dose of brimstone and treacle! The story ends happily with the children overpowering their captors: we return to the present day and find the class has learnt many lessons from the exercise.
The costumes are fantastic, the set wonderful and there are some seriously good actors on the stage. Curtains open at 7.00pm on Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th and we hope as many of you as possible will come along to watch this magnificent performance.
Book by Simon May & Clive Barnett
Music & Lyrics by Roger Holman & Simon May
Presented and arranged with Music Theatre International (Europe)