Theatre Alibi with Exeter Northcott & Oxford Playhouse
Curiosity Shop (2013)
Charles Dickens’ Old Curiosity Shop revisited. 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…
Contains some strong language.
The life story of a man called John. And an apple tree.
The story of a man and an apple tree are told side by side. Full of the usual things that lives contain - blizzards, bicycles, rock’n’roll, train sets, heatwaves, love, blossom, accidents, hurricanes, fruit, babies and false teeth. A delightful story told without the need to utter a single word.More Information Book Now
The Boy Who Climbed Into The Moon
Adapted by Daniel Jamison
A magical tale of big ideas and sky-high courage...
Odd ideas are floating around Paul’s street; Mabel’s brother hides under a brown paper bag and Clarence the poodle thinks he can fly. But Paul has the oddest idea of all. He thinks that the moon is a hole in the sky and he’s going to climb into it...
A fantastical story by David Almond, award-winning writer of Skellig and My Dad’s A Birdman.More Information