NELL DASH by Doug DeVita

£5.00

In an alternate London of 1820 during the joyous reign of King Stanley V8, Elinor and Marianne Wood, the illegitimate daughters of Sir Henry Dashwood and his cook, have become Nell Dash and Nance. Their vile half-sister-in-law Lady Fanny Ferrars Dashwood stops at nothing to keep them from getting a single penny of the annuity they have inherited, whilst at the same time trying to attain the two strands of pearls given the girls when they fled Devonshire, pearls which have mysteriously disappeared and have a strange history of their own.

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CHARACTERS

THE PLAY IS WRITTEN FOR A CAST OF 8 

NELL DASH

LADY FANNY DASHWOOD

NANCE/ESTELLA

CELIA PEACHUM/MISS PROSS/WACKFORD SQUEERS

DODGER/EDWARD FERRARS/MR TODD/EXECUTIONER

FAGIN/MR BROWNLOW/DR GRIMWIG/ABEL MAGWITCH

TOBY MUZZLE/MISS AURELIA HAVISHAM/THE BEADLE/KING STANLEY V8

POLLY PEACHUM/BILL SIKES/TIGER BROWN/MR JAGGERS

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE CHARACTERS, PLEASE SEE PREVIEW BELOW

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Performed at the Hudson Guild Theater as part of WINTERFEST – The New York Theater Festival in 2017

Directed by Dennis Corsi
Nell Dash … Jessica Vera
Lady Fanny Dashwood … Erika Amato
Nance / Estella … Billie Aiken Tyers
Celia Peachum / Miss Pross / Wackford Squeers … Carole Monferdini
Toby Muzzle / Miss Aurelia Havisham / Beadle Bumbleford / King Stanley V8 … Rob Maitner
Dodger / Edward Ferrars / Mr. Todd / Executioner … Eric Percival
Bill Sykes / Polly Peachum / Tiger Brown / Mr. Jaggers … Sean Barry Parsons
Fagin / Mr. Brownlow / Dr. Grimwig / Abel Magwitch … Doug Ross

PROMOTIONAL VIDEO

To view a promotional video of the play, CLICK HERE

 

PRESS REVIEWS

“A delightful mashup of all your favorite 19th century characters in one play! The dialog is sparkling and the plot dances along. … And especially great for theaters looking for large casts.”  Kate Danley | Playwright / Author

‘We had our annual Playwrights Retreat where we read …NELL DASH… It was the highlight of the weekend. … there is a great deal of comedy coming from every corner of the dingy world it so effectively creates.”– Kim T. Sharp | [Former] Associate Artistic Director, Abingdon Theatre Company

“Did I mention how much I enjoyed Doug DeVita’s Nell Dash? Great fun script… The whole cast was spectacular, direction was solid and I am so glad I got to see it!” – Melissa Skirboll | Director

“Amazing! The cast was as light on their feet as comets, hysterically funny, endlessly versatile. Dennis Corsi’s direction – impeccable and wildly inventive. And then there’s that dog…– Robin Rice | Playwright

“The best showcase production I’ve seen in years! Doug is a playwright to be reckoned with.” – Bara Swain | Creative Consultant , Urban Stages

 

PREVIEW

Preview available here

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