Oliver Twist by Stewart Auty

£24.00 incl. zero VAT

The approximate running time of this play is 1 hour and 15 minutes.

An accurate and imaginative re-telling of the famous Charles Dicken’s novel and the perfect way to compliment Victorian Studies in the curriculum. The Narrators that weave in and out of the play, provide many facts about Victorian life in general and how Dickens used his story of Oliver Twist to try and highlight the need for change in society. Please note there are no songs in this play.


Oliver Twist is born in the Workhouse and his mother dies giving him birth. The cruelty of the Workhouse causes Oliver to run away to London but, sadly he falls in with a boy, Dodger, who is part of a criminal gang of pickpockets and thieves, run by the elderly villain, Fagin. Bill Sikes, (a burglar) and his girlfriend, Nancy, were part of Fagin’s gang when they were children and they plan robberies with Fagin. Oliver gets caught up in this world and very nearly loses his life before being saved and reunited with a family he never knew he possessed.

35 speaking parts. This number could be less with doubling or more if the crowd scenes are enlarged.

As with all our plays, there are full production notes that give advice on scenery, props and costumes.

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