By Robert Thomas Noll. Adapted from tht book by Charles Dickens.
Cast: 21 roles to be played by a minimum of 12 actors (plus extras if desired.) This faithful adaptation of Charles Dickens' second novel is an exciting, fast-moving melodrama about the adventures of an orphan redeemed from a life of cruel poverty and crime by an act of unselfish courage. Filled with an atmosphere of mystery, its major characters—Fagin, Bill Sikes, Mr. Bumble, Nancy, and the Artful Dodger—are some of the most theatrically realized characters in all of literature. Flexibility is the keyword in presenting this play from the staging—written in the style of the Royal Shakespeare Company's staging of Nicholas Nickleby—to the casting—a minimum of 12 to a maximum of your choice, with extensive gender flexibility. Unit set or bare stage.