A Dickens Remix
Adapted by Daniel Jamieson
Following their recent co-productions Spies, The Ministry of Fear and The Crowstarver, Theatre Alibi and Oxford Playhouse reunite with a reimagining of Charles Dickens’ classic The Old Curiosity Shop.
Nell Trent lives with her grandfather above The Curiosity Shop, a vintage record store. When the shop is repossessed by Quilp, a malignant loan shark, Nell and Grandpa are forced to hit the road. Living rough they meet the usual suspects – wide boys, Good Samaritans, con-men and buskers – in cities and villages across England.
Imaginatively translated to the present day, Dickens’ story of love, human frailty and downright wickedness has a fabulous cast of characters, from bent lawyer Sally Brass to wide boy rapper Dick E. Swiveller. Playfully staged, featuring a soundtrack that takes in hits from Elvis Presley to Professor Green, Curiosity Shop shows England to be as much a cultural curiosity shop as it was in Dickens’ day.
One of Britain’s most inventive companies. Guardian
Jaw dropping…an utter triumph…the music is excellent & well-chosen Exeter Daily Review
Theatre Alibi makes spellbinding theatre and the Playhouse is delighted to be a producing partner on this exciting new play. Suitable for Dickens aficionados and newcomers alike, come and experience the magic of great British literature and theatre.
Venue: Main Stage | Category: Drama | Running Time: : Approx 2hrs 30mins