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One of the theatrical events of the 1980s, the Royal Shakespeare Company's legendary, eight-hour stage production of the Dickens classic was preserved on film in this full-length television version.
One of the theatrical events of the 1980s, the Royal Shakespeare Company's legendary eight-hour production of the Dickens classic was filmed on stage for broadcast on Britain's Channel 4 during its first week on the air. Producer Colin Callender took over the Old Vic for three months to re-stage the entire production in loving detail. Conquering Broadway as well as the West End, Nickleby made a star of Roger Rees in the title role, and who can forget David Threllfall's heartbreaking performance as Smike?
There will be intermissions between Parts I and II (15 min.), Parts II and III (30 min.), and Parts III and IV (60 min.).