Why See Oliver Twist Created for Ages 6 and Over?
As part of Open Air Theatre's Dickens Uncovered season, this new adaptation of Charles Dickens' political drama by Anya Reiss is specially written for the younger audience, as a way of introducing them to the author's works. A thrilling adventure through Victorian London, explore the ups and downs of the pauper's life with its most famous child, Oliver Twist. A wonderful way to experience the thrilling tale with your children during the summer, it will have you on the edge of your seat and wanting more!
Young orphan Oliver lives in a grim Victorian workhouse run by greedy caretakers, Mr Bumble and Widow Corney. With only gruel to eat, Oliver asks for more but the angered caretakers sell Oliver off as an apprentice undertaker. Oliver ends up on the streets after escaping from a coffin and is found by the Artful Dodger, a wily pickpocket, who offers Oliver work and a bed in the lair of aging thief Fagin. Getting caught on his first time out, he is found by a kindly gentleman who gives him a home; however he is kidnapped by the street gang and subjected to terror by the leader, Bill Sykes.
Opening night: 17 July 2017
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