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Oliver!

A youth section musical performed Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14th July 2018 at The Assembly Rooms, Bolsover

Please sir, I want some more!

The classic story of Oliver Twist, the workhouse orphan who dared to ask for a second helping at dinner time.

Sold by Mr Bumble, the beadle of the workhouse, to the Sowerberrys – the local undertakers, Oliver escapes and makes his way to London.  On the way he makes the acquaintance of Jack Dawkins – better known to his friends as the Artful Dodger – who introduces Oliver to Fagin and his gang of pick-pockets.

As Mr Brownlow’s pocket is picked, Oliver is caught and taken into his company, much to the annoyance of Fagin and Bill Sikes, who plot, with the help of Sikes’ girlfriend Nancy, to kidnap Oliver to prevent him from telling of the gang.

Reviews

"Congratulations to the Production Team and to everyone involved - ‘Consider Yourselves’, patted on the back! "

Joyce Handbury, NODA

Cast

Oliver Twist
Olivia Jaffrey
Mr. Bumble, The Beadle
Jack Wilson
Widow Corney
Bethany Thomas
Mr. Sowerberry
James Sheppard
Mrs. Sowerberry
Katie Watkins
The Artful Dodger
Sienna Alsop
Fagin
Jarad Higgins
Nancy
Grace Randall
Bet
Maddy Sutton
Bill Sikes
Gareth Elvidge
Mr. Brownlow
James Sheppard
Mrs. Bedwin
Gaia Hobson Pearce
Noah Claypole
Cohan Wildgoose
Charlotte
Gabrielle Walker
Workhouse Boys, Workhouse Assistants, Bow Street Runners, Street Vendors
Matthew Alsop, Shannon Bainbridge, Evie Brent, Elliot Burton, Bethany Chambers, Layla Farrow, Lily Frith, Alicia Grace Genders, Abigail Hill Brown, Chloe Hughes, Mia Hodgson, Zoe Hodgson, Daisy Jefferies-Maxwell, Ben Johnson, Ben Kelly, Carmen Milner, Freya Morris, Gracie Ella Morris, Annice Murphy, Lydia North, Freya Petersen, Karin Petersen, Ella Raben, Charlotte Sawyer, Lily Speed, Chloe Thomas, Bonnie Turton, Abigail White, Alicia Wildgoose, Anthony Wood, Nyarla Wright

Production Team

Director
Donna Knowles
Producer
Wendy Blunt
Musical Director
Wendy Blunt
Choreographers
Lianne Brunt, Lisa Brunt, Bethany Thomas, members of the youth section
Chaperone Leaders
Lisa Brunt, Ray Wignall
Lighting and Sound Director
Philip Clark
Stage Manager
Chris Peck
Stage Crew
Steve Blunt, Wendy Blunt, Donna Knowles
Prompt
Barbara Booth
Wardrobe
Dawn Blackburn, Wendy Blunt, Angela Mitchell, Lesley Seaston
Properties
James Sheppard
Make Up
Michelle Shaw, members of the group
Scenic Artists
Andrew Aucock, Sabina Aucock
Set Construction
Chris Peck, Ken Radmore, Ian Simpson, Mick Whitehouse

Synopsis of Scenes

Time: About 1850

Act 1

  1. The workhouse, early evening
  2. The workhouse parlour, later
  3. The undertaker’s
  4. The undertaker’s, next morning
  5. Paddington Green, morning, week later
  6. The thieves’ kitchen, later
  7. The street

Act 2

  1. The “Three Cripples” public house in Clerkenwell, the following evening
  2. The Brownlows’, two weeks later
  3. The thieves’ kitchen, later
  4. The workhouse, a few days later
  5. The Brownlows’, later
  6. London Bridge, midnight

Musical Numbers

Act 1

  • Food, Glorious Food – Workhouse Boys
  • Oliver! – Mr. Bumble, Widow Corney and The Governors
  • I Shall Scream – Mr. Bumble and Widow Corney
  • Boy for Sale – Mr. Bumble
  • That's Your Funeral – Mr. Sowerberry, Mrs. Sowerberry, and Mr. Bumble
  • Where Is Love? – Oliver
  • Consider Yourself – The Artful Dodger, Oliver, and Chorus
  • You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two – Fagin and Fagin's Gang
  • It's a Fine Life – Nancy, Bet, and Fagin's Gang
  • I'd Do Anything – The Artful Dodger, Nancy, Oliver, Bet, Fagin, and Fagin's Gang
  • Be Back Soon – Fagin, The Artful Dodger, Oliver and Fagin's Gang

Act 2

  • Oom-Pah-Pah – Nancy and Chorus
  • My Name – Bill Sikes
  • As Long as He Needs Me – Nancy
  • Where Is Love? (Reprise) – Mrs. Bedwin
  • Who Will Buy? – Oliver, Vendors, and Chorus
  • It's a Fine Life (Reprise) – Bill Sikes, Nancy, Fagin, and The Artful Dodger
  • Reviewing the Situation – Fagin
  • Oliver! (Reprise) – Mr. Bumble and Widow Corney
  • As Long As He Needs Me (Reprise) – Nancy
  • Reviewing the Situation (Reprise) – Fagin
  • Finale – Company