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Adapted from Charles Dickens’ favorite novel, “Young David Copperfield” follows David's childhood tribulations from his happy early years through the dark days of his mother’s second marriage and beyond.  Young David endures the sadism of his step-father Murdstone, the depredations of the villainous schoolmaster Creakle, and the mind-numbing routine of the London sweatshop to which he is consigned after the death of his mother.  Along the way, he meets some of Dickens’ most memorable characters:  the sea-faring Peggotty family, the monosyllabic coachman Barkis, the grandiloquent Mr. Micawber and his formidable Aunt Betsey.

Particularly suitable for schools and Young People's theater.


“Young David Copperfield” was workshopped at the Academy for New Musical Theater.  It had a staged reading at the Elite Theatre.  Excerpts were featured as part of Musical Cafe's Spring 2016 showcase in Oakland, CA. It was part of three sold out stage reading performances at Mountain Community Theater's New Works Night in August 2017.


Darling Boy -
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Something Will Turn Up -
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It's Time for You to Earn a Living -
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Under My Wing -
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Mr. Creakle is a Tartar -
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Mr. Murdstone is the Master Now -
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I am Home -
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House of Daniel Peggotty -
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Portrait of the author - Charles Dickens

David visits the Peggottys in Yarmouth.

David in the Murdstone and Grinby sweatshop.

David meets Mr. Micawber.

Arriving in Dover.

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