The Old Curiosity Shop
Adapted by Pat Whymark & Julian Harries from the homonymous book by Charles Dickens. Little Nell Trent lives with her devoted grandfather in his London shop, a magical place filled from wall to wall with dust-laden treasures. He keeps his nocturnal gambling a secret but becomes deeply in debt to the villainous loan shark Quilp. When he gambles away what little money they have, The Old Curiosity Shop is seized by Quilp as payment and Nell and her grandfather are forced to flee London. On the run, and with Quilp on their trail, the pair fall in with a succession of colourful characters, some friendly, some ominous.
The production will feature original folk music by Pat Whymark, played and sung by our talented troupe of actor-musicians.
Please note that this event will take place at Great Bromley Village Hall.