The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby – Part 1 & Part 2 Dickens' comically genius masterpiece, presented in two parts.

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby – Part 1 & Part 2

Bristol Old Vic

Key Information
  • Dates Fri 14 Jun 2019 - Sat 22 Jun 2019
  • Location Bristol Old Vic
  • Part One

    Fri 14 June 7.00 PM
    Sat 15 June 1.30 PM / 7.00 PM
    Thu 20 June 1.30 PM
    Sat 22 June 1.30 PM

  • Part Two

    Wed 19 June 7.00 PM
    Thu 20 June 7.00 PM
    Fri 21  June 7.00 PM
    Sat 22 June 7.00 PM

  • Ticket price

    £26 / £24 / £21 / £18.50 / £11.50 / £10
    Special Offer: see both parts for £40 (limited to bands A, B, C)

Buy Tickets Part 1

"Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes."

By David Edgar, adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens
Directed by Geoffrey Brumlik and Jenny Stephens

Charles Dickens’ comically genius masterpiece, teeming with a multitude of vivid characters, is brought joyously to life by Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Please note this is a two part production. Tickets are available from Bristol Old Vic’s Box Office for Part One and Part Two.

Young Nicholas Nickleby and his sister, Kate, have been devastated by the death of their father. Their mother, in true Dickensian fashion, is little better than useless and they are forced to rely on the charity of their Uncle Ralph, a man for whom money is everything.

The destitute siblings are divided, with Nicholas forced to act as a teacher at the dreadful Dotheboys Hall in Yorkshire, run by the formidable Wackford Squeers and his family, while Kate works for an impoverished dressmaker. Nicholas escapes and joins a travelling theatre company run by the indefatigable Vincent Crummles as he tries to make his way in the world.

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.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited.



Students developing and growing in confidence during their time here, seeing their work reaching professional standards in approach and execution; a student who intends to be a stage manager producing a wonderful sound design; a first year student making a lovely recording of a song for their recording project; tracking the careers of former students and seeing them be successful; being able to find a job opportunity for a recent graduate. Frank Bradley, Sound Tutor