PLAYBILL EXCLUSIVE: Who's Who? Edwin Drood Troupers Share Bios of Their Alter-Ego Show Folk

By Playbill Staff
20 Dec 2012

Robert Creighton and Nicholas Barasch as Nick Cricker and son
Photo by Kevin Thomas Garcia

Nick Cricker, Jr. (Nicholas Barasch)
Nick Cricker, Jr. (Deputy) is thrilled to be making his theatrical debut in the Music Hall Royale's premiere musical production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Throughout his 14 years, young Cricker has been reciting riddles, performing skits and telling jokes at home. He gives credit to his goofy father, Nick Cricker, Sr., the Music Hall's chief comedian. When Nick was just a tender lad of 4, he tragically lost his dear sainted mother. Ever since, Nick has been cheering up (or trying to cheer up) his ole dad and keep up his comedic spirits. Nick hopes that one day he and his father will go on to become London's best-known comedy duo. But if not, he's perfectly happy to have a jolly good time at the Music Hall! Nick wants to thank his MHR family for making this an outstanding experience, which keeps getting more hilarious every day!