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Book/Music/Lyrics By

LIONEL BART

Adapted From Charles Dickens Novel "Oliver Twist"

O L I V E R!

IN THE WORDS OF OLIVER:  YOU WANT SOME MORE!!   THE APOLLO PLAYERS  ARE DELIGHTED TO PRESENT THIS MOST REQUESTED MUSICAL FOR AN UNPRESIDENTED 10th  OCCASION. 

NOTHING WORKS ON STAGE LIKE A WELL CRAFTED TALE AND OLIVER! IS JUST SUCH A SHOW. IT ENGAGES OUR AUDIENCE WITH ITS PATHOS AND DRAMA, WHILE DELIGHTING EVERYONE WITH IT'S OUTSTANDING MUSICAL NUMBERS INCLUDING:

FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD, BOY FOR SALE, WHERE IS LOVE ?, I'D DO ANYTHING, CONSIDER YOURSELF, AS LONG AS HE NEEDS ME, WHO WILL BUY, REVIEWING THE SITUATION, OOM-PAH-PAH, AND MANY MORE.

 

SYNOPSIS 

In Victorian England, Oliver Twist is the name given by a workhouse warden to a boy born in the workhouse orphanage, Oliver's mother who died in childbirth and whose identity is unknown. Now an adolescent, Oliver who has never felt loved or accepted, manages to escape from both the harsh workhouse and his equally harsh placements "for sale"

Managing to make his way to London, Oliver, feeling accepted for the first time in his life, is welcomed into a group of other young boys and girls, headed by the Artful Dodger, who "make wallets " under the direction of Fagin. What Oliver is initially unaware of is that they are really a band of pickpockets. Fagin who hides away whatever riches he is able to obtain for his own personal benefit.

One of Fagin's associates is the violent Bill Sykes, whose girlfriend, Nancy, is devoted to him despite his abuse of her. Oliver looks to Nancy as his one true friend, especially needed when he discovers what Fagin and the Boys and Girls actually do.

Oliver also comes to the attention of the wealthy Mr Brownlow. Out of circumstance,  Bill sees Oliver as both an asset and a liability,  but one that needs to be kept enslaved under his direction. Nancy has to decide whether to be loyal to Bill to help keep Oliver, or do what is best for Oliver  by helping him to escape, especially as she knows that Mr Brownlow is looking for Oliver when he learns of Oliver's true heritage.

 

OLIVER! 

CAST IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE

OLIVER TWIST .................................... A Workhouse Boy

MR BUMBLE ......................................... The Beadle

WIDOW CORNEY ................................ Domineering Widow

MR SOWERBERRY .............................. The Undertaker

MRS SOWERBERRY ............................ His Overseer

NOAH CLAYPOLE ............................... Undertakers Apprentice

CHARLOTTE ......................................... Sowerberry's Daughter

ARTFUL DODGER ................................ Fagin's Brightest Pupil

FAGIN ...................................................... An Elderly Receiver

NANCY .................................................... A Graduate Of Fagin's Academy

CHARLIE BATES .................................. Fagin's Gang

BET ........................................................... Idolizes Nancy

BILL SYKES ........................................... A Villain In His Prime

OLD SALLY ........................................... A Pauper

MR BROWNLOW .................................

DOCTOR GRIMWIG ........................... 

BOY / FIRST WOMAN / SECOND WOMAN / NIGHT WATCHMAN

2 BOW STREET RUNNERS / PUB LANDLORD / ENSEMBLE

DANCERS / WORKHOUSE BOYS AND GIRLS / STREET VENDORS

 

AUDITIONS

Will take place at our REHEARSAL STUDIO'S  71 Oxford Street, Glasgow G5  9EP in early January 2018. Further details will be published shortly.

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T H E  A P O L L O  P L A Y E RS

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY YEAR

1966 - 2016

 

 

 

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T H E   G R A P E V I N E

 

Many Former Members Have and Are Working Professionally  

In the Theatre World 

Listed Below Are The Most Recent Updates We Have

 

Jamie Quinn

Now Appearing in

BBC ONE'S

T W O  D O O R S  D O W N

 

JOE McFadden

Now Appearing In

BBC ONE'S

STRICTLY COME DANCING

 

CAMERON JACK

Now Appearing In

WHAT HAPPENED TO MONDAY

[Netflix]

"LEVEL UP"

[Sky]

 

SAM [DOYLE] MURPHY

Now Appearing In

42nd STREET

THEATRE ROYAL - DRURY LANE   LONDON

 

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JOHN DEMPSEY

Now Appearing In

The Number One Touring Version Of

K I N K Y  B O O T S

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CHRIS REILLY

 Is Making His First Big Screen Appearance In The New DVD Release Of

ALLIES

Christopher Is Currently Appearing In The   New Series Of

CALL THE MIDWIFE

PREVIOUS TELEVISION WORK INCLUDES

Games Of Thrones. Silent Witness , EastEnders

RILLINGTON PLACE

Arthur

NEW BBC DRAMA

29/11/2016

 

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FORMER MEMBERS

Are Currently Appearing Or Have Appeared In

The Following Professional Productions

In The UK and Worldwide

CATS

FAME

SHREK

TOMMY

OLIVER!

TITANIC

DISNEY

CABARET

CAMELOT

HAPPY DAYS

MISS SAIGON

FUNNY GIRL

EURO-DISNEY

KINKY BOOTS

OKLAHOMA!

HAIRSPRAY

MY FAIR LADY

BILLY ELLIOT

42ND STREET

TONY AWARDS

STREET SCENE

SOUTH PACIFIC

THE MUSIC MAN

THE PRODUCERS

LES MISERABLES

LOVE NEVER DIES

BLOOD BROTHERS

SCOTTISH OPERA

THE LIGHT SEEKER

WE WILL ROCK YOU

STARLIGHT EXPRESS

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

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THE DROWSEY CHAPERONE

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT

 

T E L E V I S I O N / FILM

 

FILTH

SPOOKS

VINCENT

EVEREST

DOCTORS

ATLANTIS

SHETLAND

NO ANGELS

DCI BANKS

UGLY BETTY

MOVING ON

RIVER CITY

STILL GAME

EASTENDERS

GUNPOWDER

THE MISSING

HAPPY VALLEY

DOCTOR WHO

THE STEAMIE

WILD COUNTRY

RIPPER STREET

BLUE STONE 43

STRATHBLAIR

CLOCKING OFF

WATERLOO ROAD

TWO DOORS DOWN

BUTTERFINGERS

FIVE DAUGHTERS

SILENT WITNESS

DALZIEL & PASCO

GAME OF THRONES

CALL THE MIDWIFE

DEATH IN PARADISE

THE RAILWAYMAN

THE BLACK WATCH

RILLINGTON PLACE

TWO DOORS DOWN

THE VIRGIN QUEEN

MIDSOMER MURDERS

WHERE THE HEART IS

DALZIEL & PASCO

WORLD WAR "Z"

TAGGART

SUSPECTS

CASUALTY

INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

WHAT HAPPENED ON MONDAY

STRICTLY COME DANCING

 

 

THE HOBBIT - THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMES

TERMINATOR - THE SARAH CONNER CHRONICLES

OPENING CERMONY: THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2014

SCOTLAND REACHING OUT TO AFRICA [ SECC ]  2004

 

 

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