Orlando Shakes’ Artistic Director Jim Helsinger, who will co-direct the play along with Theatre UCF Artistic Director Christopher Niess, said that Dickens’ masterpiece will be brought to life with all the colorful characters, incredible twists of fate, sly humor, and complex interweaving stories that only Dickens’ could create.
London Theatre Guide called the plays “exemplary storytelling on a monumental scale ... not to be missed.”
The play is six and a half hours long, and shown as two performances on different nights. However, audiences may opt to “Spend a Day at the Theater” to see the show in its entirety with a dinner break between the performances. A complete calendar for “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby” as well as the remainder of Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s season will be revealed in March 2013.
“This will be a theater experience like no other,” said Helsinger. “The Central Florida community boasts a vibrant arts culture and a loyal, eager audience, so we’re pulling out all the stops for an endlessly entertaining event!”
With an event this massive in development, Orlando Shakes’ continuing partnership with the University of Central Florida will be as crucial as ever. The Theatre UCF program will be working in tandem with the Orlando Shakes in all areas of the production from costume construction to giving UCF students their first professional acting credits.
“Jim (Helsinger) has worked and contributed a great deal to our collaboration,”
Season subscriptions for the 25th Anniversary Season will be available starting March 2013. Single tickets and package deals for this production will be available in June 2013 and may be purchased by contacting the Orlando Shakes Box Office at (407) 447-1700.
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ABOUT THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKELBY
Playwright David Edgar burst on the theater scene over 30 years ago with his Royal Shakespeare Company version of “Nickleby.”