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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.

Production Staff [Collapse]
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; Assistant to Mr. Jampolis: Raymond Huessy
Production Coordinator: Brent Peek; General Press Representative: Solters / Roskin / Friedman, Inc., Joshua Ellis, Louise Weiner Ment, Becky Flora, David LeShay 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
Alun ArmstrongMr. Squeers
Mr. Wagstaff
Christopher BenjaminMr. Vincent Crummles
Walter Bray
Suzanne BertishMilliner
Fanny Squeers
Miss Snevellicci
Peg Sliderskew
Sharon BowerWaitress
Rich Lady
Mrs. Kenwigs' Sister
Miss Bravassa
Opera Singer
Janet DaleSnawley Major
Miss Knag
Mrs. Cutler
Miss Belvawney
Mrs. Wititterley
Mrs. Snawley
Jeffery DenchMr. Cutler
Mr. Blightey
Arthur Gride
Ian EastMilliner
Mr. Crowl
Nicholas GecksJackson
Lord Frederick Verisopht
Alan GillGraymarsh
Patrick GodfreyIrate Gentleman
Mr. Kenwigs
The Man Next Door
Casino Proprietor
Lucy GutteridgeMilliner
Young Fiancée
Miss Ledrock
Madeline Bray
Cathryn HarrisonMilliner
Tilda Price
Miss Henrietta Petowker
Andrew HawkinsMr. Bonney
Mr. Hetherington
Opera Singer
Captain Adams
Rose HillMiss La Creevy
Lady From Downstairs
Mrs. Grudden
Roderick HornPugstyles
Mr. Wititterley
Lila KayeMrs. Squeers
Mrs. Crummles
Teddy KempnerPeters
Master Percy Crummles
Mr. Pluck
Timothy KightleyFlunkey
Mr. Lillyvick
Colonel Chowser
Shirley KingRich Lady
Mrs. Kenwigs
Mrs. Lenville
William MaxwellMr. Snawley
Mr. Pailey
John McEneryWilliam
Mr. Mantalini
Mr. Snevellicci
Ian McNeiceYoung Wackford Squeers
David Lloyd MeredithSir Matthew Pupker
Charles Cheeryble
Priscilla MorganMrs. Nickleby
Miss Green
Sally NesbittWaitress
Miss Ganzingi
Bob PeckJohn Browdie
Sir Mulberry Hawk
Edward PetherbridgeNewman Noggs
Hawk's Rival
Clyde PollittCoachman
Mr. Folair
Stephen RashbrookBelling
Mr. Bane
Christopher RavenscroftMobbs
Mr. Lenville
Mr. Snobb
Frank Cheeryble
Hubert ReesMr. Curdle
Ned Cheeryble
Roger ReesNicholas Nickleby
Emily RichardKate Nickleby
Mrs. Curdle
Richard SimpsonFlunkey
Old Lord
Mr. Fluggers
Tim Linkinwater
Mark TandyBolder
Master Crummles
Mr. Pyke
David ThrelfallSmike
Hilary TownleyHannah
Snawley Minor
Morleena Kenwigs
The Infant Phenomenon
Young Woman
Thelma WhiteleyMrs. Snevellicci
Madame Mantalini
John WoodvineRalph 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)