Premiered November 2002
Oliver Twist is an original musical adaptation of the classic Dickens’ tale of the orphaned boy whose good and sturdy spirit support him through the difficult and exciting times of growing up in Victorian England. Enjoy all the fascinating characters involved in Oliver’s life: the Artful Dodger, Fagin, the menacing Bill Sikes and the kind hearted Nancy. The story follows Oliver from the miseries of the workhouse to the dangerous streets of London where he becomes involved in a plot containing mystery, robbery, and kidnapping. All is resolved when Oliver’s true identity is discovered and he finds a home and happiness with his Great Uncle, Mr. Brownlow.
Oliver Twist is designed to be performed by approximately 50 student actors with the tour actors/educators in the roles of Fagin and Mrs. Bedwin.
Student roles include: Londoners, workhouse boys, Fagin’s gang, Oliver, Mr. Brownlow, Mr. Bumble, Mrs. Corney, Bill Sikes, Nancy, the Artful Dodge, Charlie Bates, Rose Maylie, and a group of bats and owls played by the youngest actors.