Thursday, 19 April 2018

Oliver’s seven-week run at the Watermill

THE Watermill Theatre’s brand new production of Lionel Bart’s multi-award-winning musical

THE Watermill Theatre’s brand new production of Lionel Bart’s multi-award-winning musical

Oliver!
opens on Friday, July 31, and runs until Saturday, September 19.

The Watermill’s trademark actor-musicians will bring a new twist to Bart’s much-loved musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic novel, with London’s murky Victorian underworld reimagined in the rural theatre’s atmospheric converted mill.

Oliver! tells the story of runaway orphan Oliver Twist and the colourful characters he encounters following his escape from the workhouse.

It features Bart’s memorable score, including such hits as



Food Glorious Food
,

You’ve Got to Pick A Pocket Or Two
,

Consider Yourself
and

I’d Do Anything
.

Since it premiered in 1960,

Oliver!
has enjoyed sell-out revivals in the West End and on Broadway and won six Academy Awards — including Best Picture and Best Musical Adaptation Score — when it was adapted for the big screen in 1968.

For the first time, the professional company will be joined by a supporting cast of 33 aspiring performers from the Watermill Youth Theatre and children from the local community as part of an ongoing outreach dedicated to developing and nurturing emerging young talent.



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