Nicholas NicklebyPART TWO
by David Edgar, adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens’ comically genius masterpiece, teeming with a multitude of vivid characters, is brought joyously to life by Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Trying to make his way in the world after escaping the duplicitous Dotheboys Hall, Nicholas is enjoying his new life with a rumbustious travelling theatre company.
Learning that his sister, Kate, is in peril, Nicholas returns to London to save her from the clutches of a lascivious nobleman, Sir Mulberry Hawk. In doing so, he incurs the wrath of his avaricious Uncle Ralph, who plots to destroy Nicholas, but Ralph’s shadowy past is about to catch up with him...
This is an intensely human story, filled with wry humour, adventure and daring set against a glorious tapestry of life.
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby is a piece of theatre that remains completely unforgettable 25 years after it was first seen at the RSC.