David Copperfield

Geoffrey Breton as David Copperfield and Joshua Taylor as Young David

Adapted by Deborah McAndrew

Produced by Octagon theatre, Bolton – November 2010

Directed by Elizabeth Newman

Designed by Lucy Sierra

Composer Conrad Nelson

Musical Director Barbara Hockaday



Charles Dickens’ ‘favourite child’ adapted for a family audience, with a nautical flavour and music inspired by English folk songs.


**** The Times  **** The Guardian **** City Life

“A show that proves that Christmas entertainment can also be unexpectedly meaty and satisfying drama.” Lyn Gardner

“Deborah McAndrew’s adaptation is not so much a children’s show as a drama about lost childhood.” Alfred Hickling The Guardian

“Deborah McAndrew adapts Dickens’s sprawling novel into a vivid and engrossing musical.” Clare Brennan The Observer

“A superb piece of theatre for family audiences.” Alan Hulme City Life

Simeon Truby and Lloyd Gorman

Lloyd Gorman, Barbara Hockaday, Ruth Alexander Rubin and Geoffrey Breton









All Photographs on this page © Ian Tilton

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