Nicholas Nickleby

RSC

Novel By Charles Dickens
Adapted by David Edgar

Nicholas Nickleby was revived in 1985 for a run at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford and a tour to the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles and the Broadhurst Theatre on Broadway.

The show was produced in New York by the Schubert Organisation.

Creative Team

Novel by Charles Dickens
Adapted by David Edgar
Directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird
Designed by John Napier and Dermot Hayes
Costumes by John Napier
Lighting by David Hersey
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Oliver

 

Cast

The characters and the actors who played them are only named in the sections of the play in which they first appear.

The Nickleby Family
Nicholas Nickleby – Michael Siberry
Kate Nickleby – Denica Fairman
Ralph Nickleby – John Carlisle
Mrs Nickleby – Frances Cuka

London
Newman Noggs – David Collings
Hannah – Jane Whittenshaw
Miss La Creevy – Eve Pearce

Sir Matthew Pupker – Hubert Rees
Mr Bonney – Alan Gill
Irate Gentleman – George Raistrick
Flunkey – Timothy Kightley
Muffin Boys – Ian East/Alan Hendrick

Mr Snawley – Richard Simpson
Snawley Major – Jane Whittenshaw
Snawley Minor – Raymond Platt
Belling – Alan Hendrick
William – Jimmy Yuill
Waitresses – Karen Lancaster/Rebecca Saire
Coachman – George Raistrick

Mr Mantalini – Alan David
Madame Mantalini – Karen Archer
Flunkey – Jimmy Gardner
Miss Knag – Frances Cuka
Rich Ladies – Sharon Bower/Rebecca Saire
Milliners – Jane Carr/Ian East/Alan Hendrick/Karen Lancaster/Eve Pearce/Raymond Platt/Alison Rose/Richard Simpson/Jane Whittenshaw

Yorkshire
Mr Squeers – David Delve
Mrs Squeers – Pat Keen
Smike – John Lynch
Phib – Rebecca Saire
Fanny Squeers – Jane Carr
Young Wackford Squeers – Jimmy Yuill
John Browdie – Clive Wood
Tilda Price – Alison Rose

Boys
Tomkins – Tim Kightley
Coates – Jimmy Gardner
Graymarsh – Alan Gill
Jennings – George Raistrick
Mobbs – Alan David
Bolder – Brian Torfeh
Pitcher – Karen Lancaster
Jackson – Simon Templeman
Cobbey – Denica Fairman
Peters – Frances Cuka
Sprouter – Karen Archer
Roberts – Ian East

London Again
Mr Kenwigs – Patrick Godfrey
Mrs Kenwigs – Shirley King
Morleena Kenwigs – Jane Whittenshaw
Baby Kenwigs – Jane Carr
Mr Lilyvick – Timothy Kightley
Henrietta Petowker – Karen Lancaster
Mr Crowl – Ian East
George – Alan Gill
Mr Cutler – Richard Simpson
Mrs Cutler – Karen Archer
Mrs Kenwigs’ Sister – Rebecca Saire
Stout Lady – Eve Pearce
Miss Green – Frances Cuka
Babysitter – Alan Hendrick

Benjamin – Raymond Platt
Pugstyles – Roderick Horn
Old Lord – Jimmy Gardner
Young Fiancée – Alison Rose
Landlord – Tony Jay

Portsmouth
Mr Vincent Crummles – Tony Jay
Mrs Crummles – Pat Keen
The Infant Phenomenon – Alison Rose
Master Percy Crummles – Raymond Platt
Master Crummles – Brian Torfeh
Mrs Grudden – Eve Pearce
Miss Snevellicci – Jane Carr
Mr Folair – Alan David
Mr Lenville – Roderick Horn
Miss Ledrock – Rebecca Saire
Miss Bravassa – Karen Archer
Mr Wagstaff – David Delve
Mr Blightey – Richard Simpson
Miss Belvawney – Jane Whittenshaw
Mr Pailey – Jimmy Yuill
Mr Hetherington – Simon Templeman
Mr Bane – Alan Hendrick
Mr Fluggers – Jimmy Gardner
Mrs Lenville – Shirley King
Mr Curdle – Hubert Rees
Mrs Curdle – Denica Fairman

London Again
Scaley – Jimmy Yuill
Tix – Raymond Platt

Sir Mulberry Hawk – Clive Wood
Lord Frederick Verisopht – Simon Templeman
Mr Pluck – Raymond Platt
Mr Pyke – Brian Torfeh
Mr Snobb – Alan Hendrick
Colonel Chowser – Timothy Kightley

Brooker – George Raistrick

Mr Wititterley – Hubert Rees
Mrs Wititterley – Karen Aercher
Alphonse – Alan Hendrick
Opera Singers – Karen Lancaster/Brian Torfeh/Roderick Horn

Charles Cheeryble – Tim Kightley
Ned Cheeryble – Hubert Rees
Tim Linkinwater – Jimmy Gardner

The Gentleman in Small Clothes – Raymond Platt
Keeper – Alan Gill

Frank Cheeryble – Alan Hendrick

Nurse – Karen Archer

Madeline Bray – Rebecca Saire
Arthur Gride – Alan David
Walter Bray – Tony Jay
Peg Sliderskew – Jane Carr

Hawks’ Rival – David Collings
Captain Adams – Jimmy Yuill
Westwood – Alan Gill
Croupier – Tim Kightley
Surgeon – Richard Simpson
Umpire – Roderick Horn

Policemen – Simon Templeman/Brian Torfeh
Mrs Snawley – Karen Archer
Young Woman – Jane Whittenshaw

All other parts played by members of the company.