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2014
Oliver!

 


Our first production was

Lionel Bart’s masterpiece:

At The Mill Theatre, Dormston School, Sedgley
Tuesday 4th February 2014 - Saturday 8th February 2014
Evenings 7:30pm - Saturday Matinee 2:30pm

The sensational score of Oliver is full of Lionel Bart's irresistible songs including Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, You've Got to Pick-a-Pocket or Two, I'd Do Anything, Oom Pah Pah and As Long As He Needs Me.

Oliver ran for over 3 years at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London where it opened to rave reviews in January 2009. It was a sell out and recorded the biggest advance sales of all time for a West End show. It is currently touring the UK as a professional production.

We are proud to bring this show to the Black Country (as an amateur production) by arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Limited of New York.

Music, Lyrics and book by Lionel Bart.

Produced for the Broadway stage by David Merrick and Donald Albery.

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Cast List

Oliver
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George Westley-Smith &
Nathaniel Williams

Fagin
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Stephen Harper
Artful Dodger
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Ben Evans
Nancy
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Laura Hudson
Bill Sykes
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Antony Bagshaw
Mr Bumble
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Richard Probert
Widow Corney
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Tina Stephenson
Mr Sowerberry
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Graham Sinnott
Mrs Sowerberry
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Sarah Aldridge
Mr Brownlow
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Christopher McWilliams
Bet
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Shannon Spence
Charlotte
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Hannah Powell
Noah Claypole
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Andrew Newton
Mrs Bedwin
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Sue Bull
Dr Grimwig
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Matthew Brown
Old Sally
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Georgina Birch
Brownlow's House Maid
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Rebecca Stephenson
Charlie Bates
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Tom Withers
Bullseye
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Bullseye

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Synopsis

Oliver Twist is a young boy who lives in a workhouse with other orphaned boys. When Oliver disrupts a meal by asking for more, he is sold to a local undertaker and his family. They treat Oliver horribly and make him sleep under the coffins. Oliver escapes and runs off to Paddington Green, where he quickly befriends another young boy, the Artful Dodger.

Dodger takes him to his home, an academy for orphans who learn how to be pick-pockets run by a kind, yet slightly sinister, old gentleman named Fagin. Oliver is also introduced to Nancy, a lovable young woman, and Bet, Nancy's best friend. When Oliver goes on his first pick-pocketing job, he is caught by the police. The man that Oliver thieved, Mr. Brownlow, learns of Oliver's sad past and brings him into his own home.

Meanwhile, Bill Sykes worries that Oliver will tell Mr. Brownlow and the police where the thieves live. He forces Nancy and Bet to snatch Oliver from Mr. Brownlow's house and take him back to Fagin's. Nancy does everything that Sykes tells her to but plans on secretly taking Oliver back to Mr. Brownlow.

Before she can do so, Bill finds out her plans, and murders her. He then goes after Oliver, but is shot and killed. Oliver and Mr. Brownlow, who turns out to be Oliver's grandfather, return safely home.

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