The Old Curiosity Shop - Jan/Feb 2020

Event Details

From: 18th January, 2020
To: 16th February, 2020
At: The Witham, Barnard Castle

Further Details

Our next production is the Dickens classic 'The Old Curiosity Shop', directed by Gordon Duffy-McGhie.

About The Production

In the quiet gloom of the old curiosity shop, Little Nell Trent waits for her ailing grandfather’s return. Each night he leaves her all alone, disappearing into a secret shadowy world of seedy gaming houses and sleazy gambling dens. Already deep in debt to the stunted, lecherous and demonic money-lender Daniel Quilp, Nell’s grandfather clings to the hope that his luck must surely change. But it never does, and when his shop is seized, grandfather and Little Nell are forced to flee. On their journey they meet some of Dickens’ greatest comic and grotesque creations. But will they evade the lustful clutches of the loathsome Quilp?
Join us to find out…the chase is on!

Booking Tickets

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR OPENING NIGHT AT THE WITHAM. You can buy them in person at The Witham Box Office in Barnard Castle, by telephone to The Witham on 01833 631107, or online - check out the online Box Office page here: BUY TICKETS. 

Tour Dates


Saturday 18th        The Witham, Barnard Castle                 01833 631107
Sunday 19th          St. Cuthbert's Centre, Cook                   07885 597136
Saturday 25th        All Saint's Church, Blackwell                 01325 281487
Sunday 26th          Ingleton Village Hall                               01325 730250 or 01325 730092
Friday 31st            Dalton & Gayles Village Hall                  01833 621234


Sunday 2nd           Scarth Hall, Staindrop                            07841 674937
Friday 7th              St. Mary's Parish Hall, Barnard Castle   01833 637714 or 07708 586676
Saturday 8th          Mickleton Village Hall.                            01833 640909
Friday 14th            Whorlton Village Hall.                             01833 627419
Sunday 16th.        Cotherstone Village Hall.                        01833 651980





Role Name
CodlinHarry French
Dick SwivellerSarah Fells
Grandfather / Single GentlemanAndy Moorhouse
Kit / The MarchionessLois Falshaw
Mrs JarleyCharlotte Perkins
Nell / QuipJanie Caldbeck
ShortPeter Firby
The SchoolmasterAmanda Falshaw


Role Name
DirectorGordon Duffy-McGhie
Stage ManagerAnne Platten
Lighting & SoundVaughan Freeman
PropsFiona Moore
CostumeLesley Cutting
Tilly Bailey & Irvine The Bowes Museum The Witham Mithril Ales S&A Builders Merchants