About Sikes & Nancy

Sikes & Nancy, a play adapted and performed by James Swanton based on the legendary reading Dickens himself used to give. Swanton, dressed entirely in black, enacts the compellingly and terrible story of Dickens most famous murder. His tour-de-force performance of his masterpiece of Gothic melodrama seems him tranform seamlessly from the revolting Fagin to the unfortunate Nancy; from the righteous  Brownlow to the ferocious and terrifying Sikes. This bravura storytelling is exciting, dark, physical and brutish. 

"James Swanton is a fearless actor who in Sikes & Nancy pushes the art of physical expression into fantastical areas of theatre that are far too little explored." Simon Callow. 

Sikes & Nancy Performance Dates & Times

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Trafalgar Studio Two

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Where is Sikes & Nancy?

14 Whitehall London SW1A 2DY
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Whitehall) 3, 11, 12, 24, 53, 88, 91, 159, 453; (Strand) 6, 9, 13, 15, 23, 29, 87, 139, 176
  • Parking: Trafalgar (8mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Whitehall) 12, 24, 53, 88, 159, 453, N2, N3, N5, N11, N18, N20, N44, N52, N87, N91, N97, N109, N136, N155, N381; (Strand) 6, 23, 139, 176, N9, N13, N15, N21, N26, N29, N41, N47, N89, N279, N343, N551
  • Nearest Tube: Bakerloo, Northern
  • Directions:

    (5mins) Head left on the main road Strand. Follow Trafalgar Square around onto Whitehall and the theatre’s on your right.

  • Nearest Station: Charing Cross

Facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets