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Sikes and Nancy archiveCharles Dickens adapted Sikes and Nancy from the grislier material in Oliver Twist. It became the most notorious of his legendary Public Readings; a masterpiece of high Gothic melodrama. Audiences were shocked into silence. Women would scream and faint. ?I shall tear myself to pieces,' Dickens vowed before one performance. He surely did, it is now thought that the strain of ?The Murder' hastened Dickens's early death.

Author Charles Dickens.

Archive listings for Sikes and Nancy

Work type: Play.

T01317516196

Running time: 1hrPresented byJimmy Jewell (for Ladida Productions in association with Andrew Thomas Theatricals Ltd and The Production Exchange). Performer James Swanton.
9 Dec 14 to 3 Jan 15Trafalgar Studios, West End :: V420
listing details L1175770806
15 Nov 14OFS Studio (previously known as Old Fire Station Theatre), Oxford :: V800
listing details L847197680
13 Nov 14The Atkinson, Southport :: V0485350863
listing details L484366759
6 Nov 14 to 8 Nov 14Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford :: V702
listing details L0684966891
4 Nov 14 to 5 Nov 14Guildhall Theatre, Derby :: V994
listing details L01733185780
31 Oct 14Connaught Theatre, Worthing :: V725
listing details L647137219

T01009491613

Performer James Swanton.
7 Feb 13 to 9 Feb 13Mercury Theatre, Colchester :: V37
listing details L01230419603

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