Classic story of crime, poverty, vice and a young innocent orphan in London. Some of the most celebrated villains in English literature (Artful Dodger, Bill Sykes, Fagin). Hot on the heels of the record-breaking, universally loved A Christmas Carol, we are delighted to present a spectacular, brand new version of Oliver Twist. Dickensâ masterpiece of storytelling takes us through suspense, heartaches, joys and fulfillment in Victorian London. As with A Christmas Carol, the production will feature original songs and music to enhance the narrative and atmosphere and will be complemented by a cast which includes local children. Come and meet some of the most memorable and enduring characters in all of fiction; Fagin, Bill Sikes, Nancy, Mr Bumble, the Artful Dodger, the boys of the workhouse and, of course, Oliver Twist himself. Youâll need to book early to avoid disappointment. Suitable for ages 5 and over.Performers Robert Pickavance (Fagin), Fiona Bruce, Laura Cox, Esther Ruth Elliott, Tim Frances, andrew Price, Samantha Sutherland, Alex O'Loughlin (Oliver - some dates).
Book by Charles Dickens. Producer Octagon Theatre Bolton. Adapted by Deborah McAndrew. Director Josette Bushell-Mingo. Design Dawn Allsopp.