The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982)

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Young Nicholas Nickleby sets out to make his fortune in order to prevent his mother and sister from depending upon his uncle, Ralph Nicklby. But he finds his first job as master at a ... See full summary »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »
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 Mr. Wagstaff / ... (4 episodes, 1982)
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 Fanny Squeers / ... (4 episodes, 1982)
Janet Dale ...
 Miss Knag / ... (4 episodes, 1982)
Jane Downs ...
 Mrs. Nickleby / ... (4 episodes, 1982)
Cathryn Harrison ...
 Henrietta Petowker / ... (4 episodes, 1982)
Lila Kaye ...
 Mrs. Crummles / ... (4 episodes, 1982)
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 Mr. Mantalini / ... (4 episodes, 1982)
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 John Browdie / ... (4 episodes, 1982)
Edward Petherbridge ...
 Newman Noggs / ... (4 episodes, 1982)
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 Nicholas Nickleby (4 episodes, 1982)
Emily Richard ...
 Kate Nickleby / ... (4 episodes, 1982)
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 Smike (4 episodes, 1982)
Thelma Whiteley ...
 Madame Mantalini / ... (4 episodes, 1982)
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 Ralph Nickleby / ... (4 episodes, 1982)
Christopher Benjamin ...
 Mr. Vincent Crummles (3 episodes, 1982)
Nicholas Gecks ...
 Lord Frederick Verisopht (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Mr. Kenwigs (3 episodes, 1982)
Lucy Gutteridge ...
 Madeline Bray / ... (3 episodes, 1982)
Shirley King ...
 Mrs. Kenwigs (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Croupier / ... (3 episodes, 1982)
David Lloyd Meredith ...
 Charles Cheeryble / ... (3 episodes, 1982)
Hubert Rees ...
 Mr. Curdle / ... (3 episodes, 1982)
Sharon Bower ...
 Milliner / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
Jeffery Dench ...
 Arthur Gride / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
Ian East ...
 Milliner / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
Alan Gill ...
 George / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
Andrew Hawkins ...
 Captain Adams / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
Rose Hill ...
 Lady From Downstairs / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
Roderick Horn ...
 Dr. London / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
Griffith Jones ...
 Flunkey / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
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 Benjamin / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
Timothy Kightley ...
 Col. Chowser / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
William Maxwell ...
 Milliner / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
Sally Nesbitt ...
 Milliner / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
Clyde Pollitt ...
 Brooker / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
Stephen Rashbrook ...
 Alphonse / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
Christopher Ravenscroft ...
 Frank Cheeryble / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
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 Bolder / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
Hilary Townley ...
 Hannah / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
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Young Nicholas Nickleby sets out to make his fortune in order to prevent his mother and sister from depending upon his uncle, Ralph Nicklby. But he finds his first job as master at a Yorkshire school to be cruel, and runs away with one of the students. Meanwhile, Kate is subjected to the unwanted attentions of Sir Mulberry Hawk, aided by her uncle. Nicholas and his new friend, Smike, begin their adventures and eventually set out to rescue Kate, with the usual Dickensian twists, turns and asides. Written by Kathy Li

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As the huge cost of transferring the large cast and production to Broadway, along with the length of the show, required a record-breaking price of $100 for every seat in the theatre, a great deal of talk of this preceded the show's arrival in New York. An addition to the script during the scene in which Nicholas went to patron's homes to sell advance tickets for the Crummels' latest production poked fun at this. Patron: "Ten Shillings for ONE PLAY?" Nicholas: "Well, there are a lot of people in it." Patron: "But TEN SHILLINGS!" Nicholas: "Well it's very long." Patron: "It had better be!" This brought a roar of appreciative laughter and applause from Broadway patrons who had paid $100 a ticket. The advertising said: "The Ticket is $100. The Experience is Priceless." See more »

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Version of Nicholas Nickleby (1903) See more »

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Utterly magnificent!
22 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here is Dickens at his best: the Royal Shakespeare Company distills the novel into a compelling and absorbing drama. The staging is impeccable and the artful addition of music and naration sweep the viewer into the very heart of the work. Drama, comedy, melodrama, and tragedy are all woven together by brilliant acting and no-less-brilliant directing.

The original stage production in London and New York demanded two whole evenings, and the DVD faithfully re-creates the experience. The nine hours seem all-too short! This DVD production is a benchmark for the medium. The rich and dreadful world of mid nineteenth century London bursts to life with minimal sets that allow the superb cast to perform their magic; your living room becomes a theatre and draws you in.

Not to be missed!


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