Oliver!: Musical Info & 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. However, his inherent goodness and innocence make him an unlikely protagonist in this dark setting. As he navigates the challenges of the criminal underworld and encounters memorable 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)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


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

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