Book, Music and Lyrics by
Lionel Bart

Adapted from William David Brohn’s Original Orchestrations
By arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh and the Southbrook Group.

‘…memorable from start to finish.’ The Stage ★★★★

The Watermill Theatre Fri 31 Jul 2015 - Sat 19 Sep 2015

Set in London’s murky underworld, Lionel Bart’s much-loved musical tells the story of the runaway orphan Oliver and the colourful characters he encounters following his escape from the workhouse. The bullying Mr Bumble, devious gang leader Fagin, menacing Bill Sikes, his kindly girlfriend Nancy and the Artful Dodger are brought vividly to life in the atmospheric setting of the old mill. A company of the theatre’s trademark actor-musicians, with a supporting cast of Watermill Youth Theatre actors, and Bart’s witty and memorable songs, including You’ve Got to Pick A Pocket Or Two, Consider Yourself and I’d Do Anything, Oliver! will tug at your heart strings, make you smile and most definitely make you want to sing along!

Supported by The Colefax Charitable Trust 

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Running Time
2 hours 25 minutes (including a 20 minute interval).

Directed by Luke Sheppard
Designed by Tom Rogers
Musical Supervisor and Musical Arrangements by Paul Herbert
Lighting designed by Howard Hudson
Sound designed by Tom Marshall
Choreographed by Tim Jackson

Resident Director Beth Flintoff