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David Copperfield
$21.81 ex GST
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David Copperfield

Charles Dickens (adapted by Alastair Cording)
Alastair Cording’s stage adaptation skilfully concentrates on the essentials of the story while maintaining the colour, humour and drama of the book. Most notable is its fluidity, with each scene flowing into the next without the need for cumbersome scene changes—or indeed very much scenery.

Performable by a cast of ten, if necessary, but equally offering good roles to thirty or more. 

All the drama, pathos and humour of David Copperfield's eventful young life are vividly realised in this enthralling adaptation.  -  The Stage  

Cast : 4M, 4F (doubling required)
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-84842-022-9 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Great Expectations
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Great Expectations

Adapted by Jo Clifford

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens’ classic story of love and mystery makes for terrific theatre. Pip longs to be a gentleman, but he is haunted by the memory of the mysterious Magwitch. Caught in the web of the reclusive Miss Havisham’s desire for revenge against all men, Pip’s love for the bewitching Estella seems to be just another dream. Jo Clifford's beautiful adaptation uses Dickens’ own words to create a classic work of modern British theatre.

One hundred and fifty one years after the publication of the novel, Jo Clifford’s incredible adaptation brings this most loved of stories vividly to life on stage. Using the novel’s own words as its starting point, Clifford’s adaptation thrillingly recreates Dicken’s characters and story while losing none of the original’s haunting power.


Cast : 10M, 5F (doubling)
Nick Hern Books UK | 978-1-84842-067-0 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB
Haunting, The (adaptation)
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Haunting, The (adaptation)

Charles Dickens/Hugh Janes
A spine-chilling play by Hugh Janes, based on several original ghost stories by Charles Dickens.

In an ancient, crumbling mansion, sheltering from the howling winds that tear across the surrounding desolate moorland, two men stumble across a dark and terrifying secret that will change both of their lives.

When a young book dealer, David Filde, is employed by a former associate of his uncle to catalogue a private library, he finds an incredible array of rare and antiquated books. But as a series of strange and unexplained events conspires to keep Filde from his work, he realises that if he is to convince his sceptical employer that the mysterious phenomena he is experiencing are real, they must journey together to the very edge of terror, and beyond...

The play offers rich material for amateur theatre companies or student groups who want to introduce their audiences to another side of Dickens' work - and have them jump out of their seats at the same time.

The Haunting revels in the old-fashioned power of simple theatrical tricks, and basks in the shrieks and gasps of an audience that is clearly part of the event. -  The Scotsman  

Cast : 2M, 1F
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-84842-215-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB