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A cast of 30 plays over 150 characters in this exhilarating two-part play following a virtuous young Nicholas as he meets and masters the challenges of poverty and corruption in Victorian England. Winner of both the Tony Award® for Best Play and The Olivier Award for Play of the Year, this epic event has never been produced in Central Florida. We're pulling out all the stops for an incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience that captures Dickens' genius for combining exuberant characters, theatrical spectacle, and genuine emotion.
See the Theatre UCF Box Office page for ticket information. All evening performances begin at 8pm. Matinees begin at 2pm.
“...both spectacular and satisfying… I didn't see the original production… but it's hard to imagine that it was more moving—or fun—than Orlando Shakespeare's 6 1/2-hour version, directed by Jim Helsinger and Christopher Niess, whose 27 actors (who play 150-odd characters) are deployed with infinite resourcefulness...Everything about this production is right…” - Terry Teachout The Wall Street Journal
PART I: “Larger-than-life characters… a piece of theatrical fun…Co-directors Jim Helsinger and Christopher Niess handle the show's comedy with flair.” - Matt Palm Orlando Sentinel
PART II: “An example of Dickens' vivid characters and his method of spinning a yarn… There is a certain thrill in watching a local theater succeed with a production of this magnitude… Nicholas Nickleby soars.” - Matt Palm Orlando Sentinel
“A marathon viewing of this epic production is theater nirvana… A show that will dazzle, confound, tug at your heartstrings, and leave you oh so satisfied… An unforgettable experience.” - Pam Harbaugh Florida Today
PART I: “The Lifee & Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby lives up to its name...OST got this production right… The massive production does not miss a beat.” - Kimberly Moy BroadwayWorld.com
PART II: “poignant and moving… It's fast paced, it's moving, and truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. A production with this group of talent and size will never be seen in Orlando again.” - Kimberly Moy BroadwayWorld.com
PART I: “Surely a spectacle… See this production… It’s fun and scary and gripping, and it gives you theatrical bragging rights that are hard to come by anywhere else.” - Carl F. Gauze Archikulture Digest
PART II: “All the threads of story pull together for a tense and worthwhile drama.” - Carl F. Gauze Archikulture Digest