Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart’s Oliver! takes
audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young, orphaned
Oliver Twist as he navigates the London’s underworld of theft and violence,
searching for a home, a family, and - most importantly - for love. When Oliver
is picked up on the street by a boy named the Artful Dodger, he is welcomed
into a gang of child pickpockets led by the conniving, but charismatic, Fagin.
When Oliver is falsely accused of a theft he didn’t commit,
he is rescued by a kind and wealthy gentleman, to the dismay of Fagin’s violent
sidekick, Bill Sykes. Caught in the middle is the warm-hearted Nancy, who is
trapped under Bill’s thumb, but desperate to help Oliver, with tragic results.
With spirited, timeless songs like “As Long as He Needs Me,” “Food, Glorious
Food,” and “Where is Love,” Oliver! is a musical classic.