lionel bart's Classic musical!
The mean streets of Charles Dickens' London come to Thousand Oaks in this production of Lionel Bart's much-loved Oliver!
What is the story?
When young Oliver Twist finds himself orphaned in Victorian England, he's left trying to find friends, find a family, and navigate life in the big city, which is filled with pickpockets, gangsters, and danger.
The Artful Dodger takes him under his wing, introducing him to conniving Fagin, kind-hearted Nancy, and the evil Bill Sykes. Only when he is wrongfully accused of theft, does a wealthy gentleman come to his rescue and invite him to live with him. Whilst Nancy tried to help Oliver, Sykes has other plans; this classic musical - which won the Tony Award for Best Original Score - is told to a soundtrack of timeless classics including Food, Glorious Food, Oliver!, Oom-Pah-Pah, You've Got to Pick a Pocket or two, Who Will Buy?, and As Long as He Needs Me.
Charles Dickens originally wrote the novel Oliver Twist in 1987; it was his second novel and was published in monthly installments that ran from February 1837 and ended in April of 1839. The story was translated into a musical by Lionel Bart in 1960, and into film in 1968.