I have it on good authority from our theatre peeps that this production is definitely worth popping along to if you want to get a taste of something truly memorable and dramatic this Christmas.
This particular Oliver Twist is off West End and on at The Lion and Unicorn Theatre. The first run has already been extended due to popular demand.
You all know the story by now, Oliver Twist, an orphan born into poverty in a Victoria workhouse, embarks on a journey to find his true identity and meets Fagin who leads him into a den of iniquity and corruption…
So, don’t expect singing and dancing: this is Oliver Twist as you’ve never seen it before – and definitely not the laughter-filled musical. It’s intense, at times brutal and plays true to the original text. It has had great reviews from The Stage and Whats on Stage to name but a few. The creative team, Giant Olive, were behind last year’s critically acclaimed production of A Christmas Carol, which had to extend its run twice because of phenomenal demand.
The cast features Edward Kingham as Fagin, Gemma Sandzer (Oliver Twist), Amy Merrutia (Nancy), Sam Nicholl (Bill Sykes), Grant Sterry (Charlie Bates), Mark Gillham (Dodger), Neil Chinnick (Noah), Hannah Redfern (Charlotte), Jennifer Oliver (Bet/ Nancy Understudy), Terence Mustoo (Mr Sowerberry), Kim Driver (Mrs Sowerberry), Anthony Kernan (Mr Bumble) Beth Thompston (Mrs Corney/Bumble), Rupert Bates (Grimwig), Alex Hunter (Brownlow), Jennifer Laine (Rose),Christopher Hammond (Monks) Ensemble: Stuart Mansell, Tamzin Paskins, Nick Ross,Lulu Fish, Sharea Samuals
The Lion and Unicorn Theatre, 42-44 Gaisford Street, Kentish Town, London, NW5