Oliver!: Musical Info & Synopsis


Synopsis:

Oliver! follows the journey of an orphaned boy named Oliver Twist. After escaping from a workhouse and meeting a group of juvenile criminals led by the cunning Fagin, Oliver becomes entangled in a world of theft and mischief. As he navigates the challenges of the criminal underworld and encounters characters like the Artful Dodger and the sinister Bill Sikes, Oliver’s tale weaves a narrative of resilience, friendship, and the pursuit of a better life.


Musical Information

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1960)

Cast Size: 20+

Genre: Drama

Setting: 1800s / England (London)


Creative Team

Music/Lyrics/Book: Lionel Bart


Cast Albums

Original London Cast (1960)➝

London Studio Cast (1962)➝

Original Broadway Cast (1963)➝

London Cast (1994)➝

London Cast (2009)➝


Resources

Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


Tags

1960s, Based on a Book, British, Child RolesClassicDramatic, Family-Friendly, Food, One-Word, Popular, Solo Composer


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