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Oliver! The Musical
24th to 28th October 2017

Oliver! Is due to hit the Hippodrome stage this October. Presented by the award-winning Hippodrome Youth Theatre that brought the town hits such as Les Miserables, Hairspray and Cats, it promises to be a fantastic week of entertainment. Probably one of the best-known musicals, Oliver follows the fortunes of the title character based upon the classic Dickens’ novel. As a workhouse boy Oliver dares to ask for more gruel at which point the overbearing beadle Mr Bumble decides he needs to be sold into employment. Unhappy at his lot Oliver decides to make a run for it, on the way he meets Jack Dawkins, more commonly known as the Artful Dodger. He takes Oliver under his wing but is to lead him into the arms of crooks and thieves such as Fagin and the feared Bill Sykes. He finds comfort in the presence of Nancy, Bill’s long suffering partner; but through a series of ups and downs Oliver finds life in and out of the gang is never plain sailing.


Based on the multi-award winning British movie directed by Carol Reed, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, this musical stage version features all your favourite songs such as 'Food Glorious Food' and 'Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two'.  It is presented by the Hippodrome Youth Theatre and directed by Martin Cook.