A spectacular production of the iconic musical from director and choreographer Matthew Bourne and producer Cameron Mackintosh.

Monday 8th July - Saturday 7th September 2024
7:30pm til 7:30pm

Monday 8th July - Saturday 7th September 2024
7:30pm til 7:30pm


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This spectacular new production of Lionel Bart’s iconic musicalhas been fully reconceived especially for CFT by director andchoreographer Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintoshand promises to be one of the most unforgettable shows everat the Festival Theatre.

The orphaned Oliver escapes the harsh Victorian workhouse and takes refuge in London’s murky underworld with the wily gang leader Fagin and his team of resourceful pickpockets led by the Artful Dodger. He finds a friend in the kind-hearted Nancy and when he’s wrongly arrested for stealing, Oliver meets an unexpected saviour; but is happiness truly within his grasp?

With a sensational score, including Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, You’ve Got to Pick-a-Pocket or Two, I’d Do Anything, Oom Pah Pah, As Long As He Needs Me and many more,the Olivier, Tony and Oscar-winning masterpiece vividly brings to life Dickens’ ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more.

Matthew Bourne is internationally renowned for reinventing classics including Swan Lake and Edward Scissorhands for his company New Adventures, as well as his Olivier Award-winning choreography for My Fair Lady and Mary Poppins (which heco-directed and also earned him a Tony Award nomination forBest Choreography) and his recent acclaimed direction andmusical staging of Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends. The stellarcreative team includes designer Lez Brotherston (Fiddler onthe Roof, Me and My Girl, Flowers for Mrs Harris).

The cast includes Simon Lipkin (Guys and Dolls, Avenue Q) as Fagin, Shanay Holmes (Miss Saigon, The Bodyguard) as Nancy, Aaron Sidwell (Henry VI, Wicked) as Bill Sikes, Billy Jenkins (Les Misérables, BBC’s Dodger) as the Artful Dodger and Philip Franks (The Rocky Horror Show, Witness for the Prosecution) as Mr Brownlow.

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