Oliver Twist

Written by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Anya Reiss
Directed for Actonians by Sue Anstey

Synopsis

This play (not musical) follows the original story of Victorian London’s most famous orphan. It was written by Charles Dickens and has been adapted for stage by Anya Reiss. The play was originally staged outdoors at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and it has been written to allow doubling up of characters.

Anya Reiss' impressive adaptation fillets the story very effectively, condensing swathes of plot into neat scenes that propel Oliver's adventures forward... an action-packed, thrilling show.' WhatsOnStage ★★★★

Credits

Cast
RolePerson
Oliver Twist Alex Thomas
The Governors of the workhouse
Nick Pearce
Jenny McDowell
Jean Capstick
Mr Bumble Rob Pardoe
Mr Sowerberry: the undertaker Stewart White
Mrs Corney Nic Harvey
Mrs Sowerberry Rebekah Grose
Agnes Sarah Godsell
Coachmen
Elliott Case
Rachel Taylor
Fagin Nick Sharp
Bookseller Christine Rogers
Nancy Michelle Pawley
Mr Fang: a magistrate Steve Anstey
Monks Di Pardoe
Mr Grimwig: Brownlow's friend Nick Pearce
Mr Brownlow Mike Schofield
Mrs Maylie: a kind wealthy older woman Jean Capstick
Bill Sikes Rich Pawley
Rose Maylie: Agnes' sister Sarah Godsell
Maylie's Housekeeper Jenny McDowell
Charlotte: Sowerberry's maid Fern Flynn
Policeman/Guard Elliott Case
Noah Claypole: Sowerberry's apprentice Haydn Todd
Charley/Bullseye: A pickpocket/Sikes' dog
Theo Foote
Dylan Thomas
Jack Dawkins: The Artful Dodger Bertie Woodward
Browlow's Maid Gaynor Clark
Mr Gamfield: A chimney sweep Godfrey Laundy
Stranger Rachel Taylor
Den denizens on Wed and Fri
Sophie Blanch
Evie Todd
Mia Parsons
Joseph Grubb
Joe Taylor
Theo Foote
Den denizens on Thurs and Sat
Abigail Hatherell
Rosie Wright
Rosie Webber
Ben Webber
Ollie Curtis
Dylan Thomas
Crew
RolePerson
Assistant Director and Stage Manager Sarah McMahon
Assistant Stage Manager Alison Horner
Prompt Di Roper-Marshal
Stage Design
Maureen Blake
Sue Anstey
Sound Peter Carlin
Lights Mark Whitehouse
Costumes
Ann Aplin
Pat Stimpson
Isabel Campbell
Props
Alison Horner
Gemma
Cast
Bar Manager Steve Anstey
Bar Servers
Godfrey Laundy
Val Laundy