Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Flexible
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: None

Character Breakdown

Smeeton
The loner in the modern school, living a sheltered life after becoming orphaned. He finds power and confidence through the story of Nicholas Nickleby. Always looking to escape. Optional Doubling as SMIKE.
Gender: male
Age: 10 to 18
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Nicholls
The new teacher at the modern school who puts on a production of "Nicholas Nickleby" with his class. Energetic, full of high spirits, and constantly defending the downtrodden. Optional Doubling as NICHOLAS NICKLEBY.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Headmaster
The head of the modern school, only too aware of his self-importance. Very calculating and stern. Optional Doubling as MR. SQUEERS.
Gender: male
Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: G#2
Mrs. Squeers
The head cook at Dotheboys Hall. A tall, gaunt, hard-faced woman. She is full of energy and seems to bounce about everywhere but she has a dark side - especially with the boys of her school.
Gender: female
Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Miss Grant

A teacher at the modern school, looking and acting old for her age. The resident Drama Mistress. She disapproves of any form of musical activity that she is not involved in. Optional Doubling as Miss Fanny Squeers.

Gender: female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Brown
A practical joker and avid impressionist. Optional Doubling as BOLDER.
Gender: male
Age: 10 to 18
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: G3
Mr. Snawley
A business man who enrolls his two young stepsons in Dotheboys Hall. Caring for his family, but also naive.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: D4
Vocal range bottom: G#2
Ensemble
Boys; Other Modern School Boys (Coates, Marsh, Plank); Other Hall Boys (Master Belling, Cobbey, Graymarsh)