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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby   

Plymouth Theatre, (10/04/1981 - 1/03/1982)
First Preview: Sep 23, 1981 Total Previews: 7
Opening Date: Oct 04, 1981    
Closing Date: Jan 03, 1982 Total Performances: 49

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: England in the first half of the Nineteenth Century.
Comments: 49 performances each of Parts I and II.



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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by James M. Nederlander, The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), Elizabeth I. McCann and Nelle Nugent; Produced by arrangement with The Royal Shakespeare Company (Trevor Nunn and Terry Hands, Joint Artistic Directors)
Originally produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company (Trevor Nunn and Terry Hands, Joint Artistic Directors); First produced on June 6, 1980 at the Aldwych Theatre
Written by Charles Dickens; Adapted by David Edgar; Music: Stephen Oliver; Lyrics: Stephen Oliver; Musical Director: Donald Johnston; RSC Musical Director: Alan Gout
Directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird; Assistant Director: Leon Rubin
Scenic Design by John Napier and Dermot Hayes; Costume Design by John Napier; Lighting Design by David Hersey; American Production (Sets and Costumes) Designed in Association with Neil Peter Jampolis; American Production (Lighting) Designed in Association with Beverly Emmons; American Production (Sound) Designed in Association with Richard Fitzgerald; Wig Master: Leon Gagliardi
General Manager: McCann & Nugent Productions, Inc.; Company Manager: Robert H. Wallner; RSC Company Manager: Harold Rogers
Production Stage Manager: Robert Bennett; Stage Manager: Sally Greenhut; RSC Stage Manager: Michael Townsend, David Proctor, Simon Hooper and Hilary Groves
Conducted by Donald Johnston; Music Contractor: Mel Rodnon; Piano: Donald Johnston; Flute: Mel Rodnon; Clarinet: Seymour Press; Bassoon: Ethan Bauch; Trumpet: Lowell Hershey and Robert Zittola; French Horn: Christine Snyder; Trombone: Daniel Repole; Violin: Sandra Billingslea; Viola: Karen Ritscher; Bass: Doc Solomon; Banjo: Bruce Uchitel; Percussion: Jack Jennings; Wedding anthem sung by: Choristers
Playbill cover design by Ginni Moo Young; Special Effects by Chic Silber
Production Coordinator: Brent Peek; General Press Representative: Solters / Roskin / Friedman, Inc. and Cindy Valk; Speech Consultant: Liz Smith; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Production Photographer and Playbill Cover Photograph by Chris Davies; Production Photographer: John Napier; Additional Production Photographs by George Whitear; RSC Voice Director: Cicely Berry; RSC Casting: Joyce Nettles
Cast
Alun Armstrong
Mr. Squeers
Mr. Wagstaff
Christopher Benjamin
Mr. Vincent Crummles
Walter Bray
Suzanne Bertish
Milliner
Fanny Squeers
Miss Snevellicci
Peg Sliderskew
Sharon Bower
Waitress
Rich Lady
Milliner
Pitcher
Mrs. Kenwigs' Sister
Miss Bravassa
Opera Singer
Janet Dale
Snawley Major
Miss Knag
Mrs. Cutler
Miss Belvawney
Mrs. Wititterley
Mrs. Snawley
Jeffery Dench
Mr. Cutler
Landlord
Mr. Blightey
Arthur Gride
Ian East
Milliner
Roberts
Mr. Crowl
Nicholas Gecks
Jackson
Lord Frederick Verisopht
Alan Gill
Graymarsh
George
Keeper
Westwood
Patrick Godfrey
Irate Gentleman
Jennings
Mr. Kenwigs
The Man Next Door
Casino Proprietor
Lucy Gutteridge
Milliner
Sprouter
Young Fiancée
Miss Ledrock
Madeline Bray
Cathryn Harrison
Milliner
Tilda Price
Miss Henrietta Petowker
Andrew Hawkins
Mr. Bonney
Coates
Mr. Hetherington
Opera Singer
Captain Adams
Policeman
Rose Hill
Miss La Creevy
Lady From Downstairs
Mrs. Grudden
Roderick Horn
Pugstyles
Mr. Wititterley
Umpire
Lila Kaye
Mrs. Squeers
Mrs. Crummles
Teddy Kempner
Peters
Benjamin
Master Percy Crummles
Tix
Mr. Pluck
Timothy Kightley
Flunkey
Mr. Lillyvick
Colonel Chowser
Surgeon
Shirley King
Rich Lady
Mrs. Kenwigs
Mrs. Lenville
William Maxwell
Mr. Snawley
Milliner
Tomkins
Mr. Pailey
John McEnery
William
Mr. Mantalini
Cobbey
Mr. Snevellicci
Ian McNeice
Young Wackford Squeers
Scaley
Croupier
David Lloyd Meredith
Sir Matthew Pupker
Charles Cheeryble
Priscilla Morgan
Mrs. Nickleby
Miss Green
Sally Nesbitt
Waitress
Milliner
Phib
Miss Ganzingi
Bob Peck
John Browdie
Sir Mulberry Hawk
Edward Petherbridge
Newman Noggs
Hawk's Rival
Clyde Pollitt
Coachman
Mr. Folair
Brooker
Stephen Rashbrook
Belling
Milliner
Mr. Bane
Alphonse
Christopher Ravenscroft
Mobbs
Mr. Lenville
Mr. Snobb
Frank Cheeryble
Hubert Rees
Mr. Curdle
Ned Cheeryble
Roger Rees
Nicholas Nickleby
Emily Richard
Kate Nickleby
Mrs. Curdle
Richard Simpson
Flunkey
Old Lord
Mr. Fluggers
Tim Linkinwater
Mark Tandy
Bolder
Master Crummles
Mr. Pyke
Policeman
David Threlfall
Smike
Hilary Townley
Hannah
Snawley Minor
Milliner
Morleena Kenwigs
The Infant Phenomenon
Young Woman
Thelma Whiteley
Mrs. Snevellicci
Nurse
Madame Mantalini
John Woodvine
Ralph Nickleby
Opera Singer
Understudies: Catherine Brandon, Wilfred Grove and Katherine Levy
Tony Award®
winner 1982 Best Play [winner]
Adapted by David Edgar; Produced by James M. Nederlander, The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), Elizabeth I. McCann and Nelle Nugent
winner 1982 Best Actor in Play [winner]
Roger Rees
1982 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee]
Edward Petherbridge
1982 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee]
David Threlfall
winner 1982 Best Scenic Design [winner]
John Napier
winner 1982 Best Scenic Design [winner]
Dermot Hayes
1982 Best Costume Design [nominee]
John Napier
1982 Best Lighting Design [nominee]
David Hersey
winner 1982 Best Direction of a Play [winner]
Trevor Nunn
Drama Desk Award
winner 1982 Special Award [recipient]
The Royal Shakespeare Company (Trevor Nunn and Terry Hands, Joint Artistic Directors)