Nicholas Nickelby

Charles Dickens, Mayfair and Little America

From the evidence of his writings, Charles Dickens did not like Mayfair. More precisely, he did not like what, socially, it represented. Given that Dickens was prone to write more about what he disapproved of in life, than about what he approved of (no doubt that approach made business sense) it is no shock that Mayfair, when picked on, got the great man’s treatment.

The Aldwych Theatre - Haven't They Done Well?

To the Aldwych this last week for a performance of Midnight Tango, but immediately thinking of having gone to the RSC production years back, in the same venue, of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickelby.

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