Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9781840024272
Binding: PaperBack

Oliver Twist

Neil Bartlett, Charles Dickens

PaperBack (23 Feb 2004)

‘It is a solemn thing to hear, in a darkened room, the voice of a child…’

Using Charles Dickens’ original words, a handful of tunesstolen from the vivid world of Victorian music-hall, and a chameleon ensemble of thirteen actors, Neil Bartlett’s powerful version of Oliver Twist brings the dark underbelly of nineteenth-century London back to bold theatrical life. The unforgettable characters – Fagin, Nancy, Bill Sikes, and the Artful Dodger – inhabit a world filled with images of danger and fear, innocence and hope; a world seen through the eyes of an astonished child. This version was first performed at the Lyric Hammersmith in 2004.

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ISBN13 9781840024272
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 96


'Mr. Bartlett is a deft hand at reinventing classic literature for live performances.... “Oliver Twist,” admittedly familiar fare, remains a fine story for all ages. Anybody who has ever been bullied, misunderstood or otherwise treated shabbily can appreciate the emotions expressed so well by Dickens and in this production..... Mr. Bartlett again displays his proficiency with page-to-stage transformations.' New York Times

'I really can't recommend this show too highly. A great novel has been transformed into truly stunning theatre.'Telegraph