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Adapted from the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Book, music, and lyrics by Lionel Bart. Oliver Twist quickly learns the grim realities of life for a young boy on his own as he navigates the slums, thieves' kitchens, and night-shelters of Dickens' London. Lighter in mood than the original story, Lionel Bart's musical captures perfectly the larger-than-life characters of the novel, as it embodies Dickens' "fiery indignation against wrong, his glowing faith in humanity, and his firm belief in the certain triumph, in the end, of right over wrong."

Show Details

  • Running Time:2hr 30min (1 intermission)
  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston