The Old Curiosity Shop

“Let us walk through country places and sleep in fields and under trees, and never think of money again. And when you are tired, you shall stop to rest in the pleasantest place that we can find.”

Nell lives with her grandfather.

He owns a shop of curiosities, full to the rafters with faded dreams and furnished with treasures.

Nell loves her grandfather, and he loves her.

He would do anything to protect her.

But one day, they have to run away…

An exciting new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ beautifully tragic tale, woven with live song and music.

From the author of A Christmas Carol, and Great Expectations, come and share this festive, classic story, exploring both the bleak and the beautiful.

Presented by Hammerpuzzle in association with The Everyman Theatre

This production is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Running time approx. 85 minutes.

Creative Team

  • Writer/Composer – Tamsin Kennard
  • Director – Bryn Holding
  • Producer – Lizzy Cummins
  • Designer – Emily Barratt
  • Design Assistant – Isobel Nicolson
  • Rehearsal DSM – Cara Weinmann
  • Sound Designer – Joseff Harris
  • Lighting Design – Corin Hayes (Production Manager, Everyman Studio)


  • Liyah Summers
  • Perry Moore
  • Rosamund Hine
  • Ian Harris

Photos: Craig Fuller photography

Trailer: Camilla Adams Photography