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Oliver! – Bristol Hippodrome

Writer: Lionel Bart Director: Laurence Connor Reviewer: Kath Hill [Rating:4] Dickens’ story of Oliver Twist’s rise from the gutter to respectable society is very well known, not least thanks to the famous film version of this musical, but it still draws a large audience keen to hear their favourite lines and songs. The action starts in the Midlands workhouse where ...

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Oliver! – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Book, Music &Lyrics: Lionel Bart Director: Laurence Connor Reviewer: Kathryn M. Bartlett [rating:5] "Please, Sir, I want some more" is the iconic line associated with various incarnations of Oliver Twist; and that is exactly how this incomparable show leaves you feeling- thirsty for more! From the second the cast of over fifty takes to the stage, you are swept away ...

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Oliver! – Norwich Theatre Royal

Writer and Composer: Lionel Bart Director: Laurence Connor Reviewer: Lu Greer [Rating:4.5] Oliver!, the story of the poor little orphan who befriends a group of thieves and miscreants before eventually finding his way to his real home, has seen its fair share of adaptations; with plays, musicals, television shows and even on film. It would seem entirely possible then, for ...

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Oliver! – The Mayflower, Southampton

Writer and Composer: Lionel Bart Producer: Cameron Mackintosh Reviewer: Marina Spark [rating: 4.5]   A booming overture marked the beginning of Lionel Bart’s ‘Oliver!’ and swiftly transported us to Dickensian England. What was evident from the moment the security curtain was raised was the complexity of the breathtaking set. The set, designed by Totie Driver and Adrian Vaux, was tremendously ...

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