Summer Show 2017 - Oliver!

Our big production of the year!

Show Details

Monday, 10 July, 2017 to Sunday, 16 July, 2017


Book by Lionel Bart 

Story - Charles Dickens

Our Junior and teenage theatre companies will be performing the musical in July 2017, at the Oakwood Theatre in Woodley.

About the show

Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart’s Oliver! takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young,orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates the London’s underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and - most importantly - for love. When Oliver is picked up on the street by a boy named the Artful Dodger, he is welcomed into a gang of child pickpockets led by the conniving, but charismatic, Fagin. When Oliver is falsely accused of a theft he didn’t commit, he is rescued by a kind and wealthy gentleman, to the dismay of Fagin’s violent sidekick, Bill Sykes. Caught in the middle is the warm-hearted Nancy, who is trapped under Bill’s thumb, but desperate to help Oliver, with tragic results. With spirited, timeless songs like “As Long as He Needs Me,” “Food, Glorious Food,” and “Where is Love,” Oliver! is a musical classic.


Friday 14th July 7.00pm, Saturday 15th July 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

Tickets available online from 22nd April 2017.

Rehearsals (dress & tech) for cast wil be 6-9.30pm on Tuesday (Medusa only), Wednesday and Thursday (all cast). 

We can still accomodate junior chorus members - so if you are aged 5-14, get in touch. 

Pictures and video of rehearsals to follow soon! 

The show has an amazing creative team - 

Director - Rosie Hill

Movement Director - Gemah Sanger

Associate Movement Director - Yasmin Kabir

Assistant Mentor/Director - Tyler Keohane (Medusa)

Guest Director - Brad Clapson

Musical Director - Alison Brown

Set - Victoria Spearing

Video Design - Stephen Harrison

Sound Design - TBC

Producer - Niki Robinson

Costume - Chantal Addley

Technical Director - Stephen Harrison