Lionel Bart's OLIVER! - Oct 10 -19
presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International
Presented by the Creamery Square Arts Society and North Shore Players and featuring adults and children of Tatamagouche and surrounding area.
Thu. Oct 10 7:00 pm
Fri. Oct 11 7:00 pm
Sat. Oct 12 7:00 pm
Sun. Oct 13 2:00 pm
Fri. Oct 18 7 :00 pm
Sat. Oct 19 2:00 pm
Please note that open auditions for this production will be held in May.
Lionel Bart's classic musical adaption of Charles Dickens' novel, Oliver Twist springs to life with some of the most memorable characters and songs ever to hit the stage. It is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.
Set in Victorian England, the play opens with Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, paying the price for asking for more food. His punishment is to be sold as an apprentice to an undertaker, but he escapes and makes his way to London. There he meets The Artful Dodger and finds acceptance amongst a group of pickpockets and thieves led by the elderly Fagin. Oliver is captured for a theft that he does not commit, and Mr. Brownlow, the benevolent victim, takes him in.
Fagin and a sinister thief, Bill Sykes, fear that Oliver will tell on them, so they get Nancy, Bill's girlfriend, who has Oliver's trust, to help kidnap him back. Oliver's chances of discovering the true love of a family are threatened, but through a locket, kept secret for many years, Mr. Brownlow finds out that Oliver is his grandson.
The story ends happily for Oliver, who is reunited with Mr. Brownlow. The den of thieves is destroyed and only Fagin and Dodger survive, deciding that it is time to turn over a new leaf and leave the life of crime.