MUSIC, LYRICS, AND BOOK BY LIONEL BART. LICENSED BY ARRANGEMENTS WITH OLIVER PRODUCTIONSLTD. AND OLIVER PROMOTIONS LTD. Young Oliver is an orphan who escapes the cheerless life of the workhouse and takes to the streets of 19th Century London. He's immediately "adopted" by a band of street urchins,led by the villain, Fagin, and his loyal apprentice, The Artful Dodger. Through his education in the fine points of pick-pocketing, Oliver steals away with an unexpected treasure...a family of his own.