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