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Dickens' Victorian story of a boy in a London workhouse and his adventures on the way to his family. Lionel Bart's most successful musical contains some of the great villains of all time including Fagin and Bill Sykes. The songs include "Food glorious food", "You Got to Pick a Pocket or Two", "Who will buy this wonderful morning", "I am reviewing the situation" and "Consider yourself at Home".
Author Lionel Bart
Book by Charles Dickens

Archive :: production:T953713599, musical:S1629, venue:V390
Current production:Work

Special Performances

  • 16 May 09 Open Captioned (STAGETEXT)
  • 7 Aug 10 Open Captioned (STAGETEXT)


VenueTheatre Royal Drury Lane
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From13th December 2008
Opened14th January 2009
To8th January 2011
WhenMon-Sat 19:30. Wed, Sat Mats 14:30. Xmas times: Dec 22 Mat 14:30. Dec 24, 31 extra Mats 14:30 (no eve perf). No perf. Dec 25
PricesFrom £17.50. To £65.00.
What is currently on at Theatre Royal Drury Lane (V390)


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Producer Cameron Mackintosh
Producer Southbrook Group Limited
Director Rupert Goold
Director Matthew Bourne
Choreographer Matthew Bourne
Design Anthony Ward
Lighting Paule Constable
Sound Paul Groothuis
Music William D Brohn (orchestration)
Music Martin Koch (supervision)
Performer Griff Rhys Jones (Fagin)
Performer Ron Moody (Fagin - Jun 30th only)
Performer Gwion Jones (Oliver - some dates)
Performer Harry Stott (Oliver - some dates)
Performer Laurence Jeffcoate (Oliver - some dates)
Performer Kerry Ellis (Nancy)
Performer Steve Hartley (Bill Sykes)
Performer Julian Glover (Mr Brownlow)
Performer Julius D'Silva (Mr Bumble)
Performer Wendy Ferguson (Widow Corney)
Performer Julian Bleach (Mr Sowerberry / Dr Grimwig)
Performer Louise Gold (Mrs Sowerberry / Mrs Bedwin)
Performer Tamsin Carroll (alternate Nancy)
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