Nicholas Nickleby with BOVTS graduating students

GRADUATING students from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School have this year chosen the RSC’s legendary 1980 David Edgar adaptation of Charles Dickens’ masterpiece Nicholas Nickleby,  for performances between 14th and 22nd June at Bristol Old Vic.

The book is dramatised in two parts, running in total for seven and half hours, with three chances to see both parts in one day. The Olivier and Tony award-winning play will brings together the school’s technical, scenic, costume and acting students.

This is the first time that all final-year professional acting students will share the stage for their graduating performance. Co-directed by the theatre school’s artistic director Jenny Stephens and senior acting tutor Geoffrey Brum­lik, the cast includes Alan Bates award-winner Moronkẹ Akinola and Kel Matsena,  to be seen in Boing! over the Christmas period.

For more details, telephone 0117 987 7877 or visit the website, www.bristololdvic. org.uk

Rehearsal images.