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By Ray BennettLONDON (Hollywood Reporter) David Edgar has trimmed his nine hour 1982 Tony Award winning play based on Charles Dickens Life and Adventures of to two easily digested parts, but they should please audiences just as much.Revived for the Chichester Theatre Festival and headed to Toronto in February, the production has lost scenes and many of the musical numbers from the original but is no less entertaining.A supremely talented cast of 27, several playing multiple roles, has as much fun as the audience in recreating the tale of a young man trying to make his way in the world in the often cold and pitiless 19th century England.As Tony winner Trevor Nunn did in the original, directors Jonathan Church and Philip Franks create a great whirling epic with swift moving sequences sped along by characters narrating their episodes before entering a scene.Simon Higlett atmospheric design is aided greatly by Mark Jonathan lighting and Matt McKenzie sound so that clarity is never lost even when characters speak across each other in overlapping dialogue.The players enthusiasm matches their skill in creating an entertainment that establishes the cruelty of the period while retaining an optimism untarnished by over sentimentality.The familiar Dickens yarn follows young Nicholas (Daniel Weyman) as he steps up to take responsibility for his family after the death of his impoverished father. His sister, Kate (Hannah Yelland), and their mother turn to unscrupulous but wealthy uncle Ralph Nickleby (David Yelland) for help, but he sends the boy up north to work in a squalid school for foundlings while forcing the girl to take work with a seamstress.Nicholas encounters a nasty operation in place at the school and more or less adopts a damaged young man named Smike (David Dawson). Rebelling against the cruelty of schoolmaster Mr.
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