Oliver Twist

Presented by Leeds Playhouse in association with Ramps On The Moon

Born into poverty and misfortune, Oliver Twist escapes the workhouse for a life of adventure where he joins Artful Dodger, Fagin and their mischievous gang of pick pockets. But the enjoyment is short lived as he falls under the influence of the vicious Bill Sykes.

This bold, brutal and beautiful new version of Oliver Twist sends you on a dark adventure through the twisted streets of London. Adapted by award-winning playwright Bryony Lavery, every performance will feature the use of integrated creative sign language, audio description and captioning.

Oliver Twist is in association with Ramps On The Moon. Now in its fourth year, this pioneering initiative from seven major UK theatre companies is committed to putting D/deaf and disabled artists and audiences at the centre of their work.

Age guidance: 13+

Cast
  • Oliver Twist
    Brooklyn Melvin
  • Artful Dodger
    Nadeem Islam
  • Fagin
    Caroline Parker
  • Nancy
    Clare-Louise English
  • Bill Sikes
    Stephen Collins
  • Rose
    Katie Erich
  • Luna
    Rebekah Hill
  • Fingers
    Georgia Jackson
  • Mrs Thingummy
    Steph Lacey
  • Mr Brownlow
    Jack Lord
  • Mr Sowerberry
    Craig Painting
  • Charley Bates
    Mitesh Soni
  • Mr Bumble
    Benjamin Wilson
Credits
  • Written by — Bryony Lavery. Adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens
  • Directed by — Amy Leach
  • Designed by — Hayley Grindle
  • Lighting Design by — Joe Fletcher
  • Sound Design by — John Biddle
  • Composer — Oliver Vibrans
  • Dramaturg — Jenny Sealey
Performance schedule
  • Friday 28 February - Saturday 6 June 2020
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