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 - wide boys, Good Samaritans, con-men 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, featuring a soundtrack that takes in hits from Elvis Presley to Professor Green, Curiosity Shop shows England to be as much a cultural curiosity shop as it was in Dickens' day.Performers Christian Flint, Derek Flood, Malcolm Hamilton, Richard Holt, Sarah Kameela, Cerianne Roberts, Jordan Whyte.
Company Theatre Alibi. Producer Exeter Northcott Theatre. Producer Oxford Playhouse. Adapted by Daniel Jamieson. Director Nikki Sved. Design Trina Bramman. Musical Director Thomas Johnson. Lighting Marcus Bartlett. Sound Duncan Chave.