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Summer Show 2017 - Oliver!

  • The Oakwood Centre Headley Road Reading,, RG5 4JZ (map)

Our big production of the year!

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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.


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 7.00pm

Rehearsals (dress & tech) for cast wil be 5.30-9.30pm 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! 


Director - Rosie Hill
Movement Director - Gemah Sanger
Associate Movement Director - Yasmin Kabir
Guest Director - Brad Clapson
Musical Director - Alison Brown
Design - Stephen Harrison
Producer - Niki Robinson
Costume - Chantal Addley
Technical Director - Stephen Harrison

Earlier Event: 7 July
Burnemouth Internationals
Later Event: 9 December
LAMDA Exams 2017