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Curiosity Shop

By Charles Dickens, Adapted by Daniel Jamieson

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 – con-men, Good Samaritans, wide boys and buskers – on the street, at a festival, in pubs and burger bars – in cities and villages across England.

Translated from Victorian times 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 and incorporating film and 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 ever was in Dickens’ day…

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I'll Be Something (Dick Swiveller's Rap) - from Curiosity Shop
Photos by Steve Tanner

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Cast: Christian Flint, Derek Frood, Malcolm Hamilton, Richard Holt, Sarah Kameela Impey, Cerianne Roberts & Jordan Whyte

Writer: Daniel Jamieson
Director: Nikki Sved
Designer: Trina Bramman
Music Consultant & Composer: Thomas Johnson
Lighting Designer: Marcus Bartlett
Sound and Projection Designer: Duncan Chave
Design Assistant: Bek Palmer
Company Stage Manager: Elaine Faulkner

Theatre Alibi’s Curiosity Shop is beguiling. Dickens’s ghost nodded approval
The Times
Curiosity Shop looks and sounds fabulous and is full of imaginative takes on familiar characters
The Stage
This modern day adaptation blending photography, music, film and Theatre Alibi’s signature immersive performance style is an utter triumph
Exeter Daily
An enjoyable, emotional rollercoaster
The Public Reviews
A talented cast combine with Daniel Jamieson’s moving adaptation of The Old Curiosity Shop to create a truly memorable production
DIG Yorkshire