2hr. (1 intermission)
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Join the Crummles Troupe in protest mode as they bring The Nickleby Family, The Squeers, The Cheerybles, Smike, Newman Noggs and an array of early Victorian era characters to life. Left penniless after his father's death, teenage Nicholas, his mother and sister embark on a journey to London to seek help from their Uncle Ralph, who immediately dislikes Nicholas and finds work for him in The Squeers' boarding school. Run like a prison, Nicholas is horrified by the school's conditions and escapes with crippled friend Smike back to London. Reunited with his family, Nicholas finds himself defending the honor of his family and friends against his Uncle's deceptions. With a cast of 35, including six children, Charles Dickens' Nicholas Nickleby, A New Musical, has all of the comedic satire and memorable characters of Dickens' famous romantic 1830's novel with themes of class inequality and social injustice still relevant today.