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Curiosity Shop - Dickens' story of love, human frailty and downright wickedness

Curiosity Shop - Dickens' story of love, human frailty and downright wickedness

Nell hits the road

Nell hits the road

"superb" THE PUBLIC REIVEWS * * * *

Mr & Mrs Quilp at home

Mr & Mrs Quilp at home

"an utter triumph" EXETER DAILY

"visually impressive...brilliantly integrated projections." EXEUENT MAGAZINE

Sarah Kameela Impey & Jordan Whyte

Sarah Kameela Impey & Jordan Whyte

Theatre Alibi with Exeter Northcott Theatre & Oxford Playhouse

Curiosity Shop

Charles Dickens’ Old Curiosity Shop Revisited

Fri 8 - Sat 16 March 2013

Info

7.30pm
Schools' Matinee Wed 13th March 1.30pm
Sat Matinee 16th March 2.30pm

Adapted by Daniel Jamieson

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 – conmen, Good Samaritans, wide boys 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 and featuring film projection and a soundtrack that takes in hits from Bach to Bowie, Curiosity Shop shows England to be as much a cultural curiosity shop as it ever was in Dickens' day...

Theatre Alibi's recent productions include Spies, The Ministry of Fear, Goucher's War and The Crowstarver.

www.theatrealibi.co.uk

a mesmerising voyage of discovery...an utter triumph" EXETER DAILY

superb...an enjoyable, emotional rollercoaster... a show accessible for all" THE PUBLIC REVIEWS

Visually impressive, with a cleverly playful set, brilliantly integrated projections and a top-notch cast...Curiosity Shop is a high-value production that skilfully updates a classic" 
EXEUENT MAGAZINE


Tickets:
A £20.50 B £17.50 C £15 D £12.50

Party Night Thursday 14 March: all tickets + £2 donation (in aid of Theatre Alibi)

Sat Matinee: £12.50

Concs: £2 off

Schools: £7.50 for groups 10+

Student Standby: £8

Age: Adults from 14yrs+ Contains some strong language

Post Show Talk: Tue 12 March & Weds 13 March 1.30pm 

BSL Interpreted performance: Fri 15 March

Audio-described performance: Sat 16 March 2.30pm with Touch Tour at 1.30pm 

Revised running time: 2hrs 30mins

 


Reviews

a mesmerising voyage of discovery...an utter triumph" EXETER DAILY

superb...an enjoyable, emotional rollercoaster... a show accessible for all" THE PUBLIC REVIEWS

Visually impressive, with a cleverly playful set, brilliantly integrated projections and a top-notch cast...Curiosity Shop is a high-value production that skilfully updates a classic”
EXEUENT MAGAZINE 


Ticketing info

Tickets: A £20.50 B £17.50 C £15 D £12.50

Party Night Thurs 14 March: all tickets + £2 donation (in aid of Theatre Alibi)

Sat Matinee: £12.50

Concs: £2 off

Schools: £7.50 for groups 10+

Student Standby: £8

Age: Adults from 14yrs+ Contains some strong language

Post Show Talks: Tue 12 March & Weds 13 March 1.30pm 

BSL Interpreted performance: Fri 15 March

Audio-described performance: Sat 16 March 2.30pm with Touch Tour at 1.30pm 

Revised running time: 2hrs 30mins


 

Follow This Show on Twitter with the #curiosityshop Tag

  1. Picture of Haylee Engelhardt
    Perfect night in Seattle with my boy last niiiiiight #FerrisWheel #CuriosityShop #WaterFront ❤
    08 Jun 2013
  2. Picture of Sophie DeBattista
    Hisss! Discover what makes #Rattlesnake so exciting! Come down to #CuriosityShop this Wed/live the experience xoxo https://t.co/aMNiHGY...
    20 May 2013

 

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