Oliver – 2006

Based on CharlesDickens’ “Oliver Twist”
Music, Lyrics and Book by Lionel Bart
Produced for the Broadway stage by David Merrick and Donald Albery
By arrangement with MusicScope & Stage Musicals Limited of New York

at the Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen
Monday, 20th February to Saturday, 25th February, 2006
Curtain up at 7.30 p.m.

at the Lyric Theatre Carmarthen



Contact: Carmarthen Youth Opera


Synopsis:

Lionel Bart’s musical and dramatic treatment of “Oliver Twist”, with its haunting score, has been described as a very free adaptation of Charles Dickens’ original story, yet it is surprisingly loyal to the great author’s work.
As the story of Oliver’s adventure begins, we see him with the workhouse boys singing “Food Glorious Food”. Oliver, by asking for more, arouses the wrath of Mr Bumble, the Beadle and Mrs Corney. They decide that he “Must Go” and sell him to the Undertaker, Mr Sowerberry, for £5. From there he runs away to London and meets the Artful Dodger who takes him to see Fagin and his gang of urchin pickpockets in the thieves’ kitchen. While a member of Fagin’s
gang he meets Nancy, who, with her boyfriend Bill Sykes, provide the anguish and drama of the story.
Oliver is sent out with the urchins and is wrongly accused of picking the pocket of a gentleman, Mr Brownlow, who, to make amends to Oliver, takes him into his own home. He also discovers how much Oliver looks like the portrait of his long lost daughter, Agnes. Could it be that Oliver is his grandson?
Meanwhile, the despicable Bill Sykes sends Nancy to bring Oliver back into Fagin’s fold. Thisshe does but has a change of heart and decides to help Oliver return to the good life of Mr Brownlow’s home. In doing this she infuriates the wicked Sykes … with tragic consequences. All, of course, ends well as the show draws to a close with Oliver heading for good fortune and our shameless, loveable rogue, Fagin, examining his conscience.


Acts and Musical Numbers:


Act One
Overture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Orchestra
Food Glorious Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oliver and Chorus
Oliver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mr Bumble, Widow Corney and Chorus
I Shall Scream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Widow Corney and Mr Bumble
Boy For Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mr Bumble
That’s Your Funeral . . . . . . . . . . . .Mr Sowerberry, Mrs Sowerberry and Mr Bumble
Where Is Love . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oliver
Consider Yourself . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Artful Dodger, Oliver and Chorus
Pick A Pocket Or Two . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fagin and his gang
It’s A Fine Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nancy, Bet and Fagin’s gang
I’d Do Anything . . . . . . . . . .Artful Dodger, Nancy, Oliver, Bet Fagin and his gang
Be Back Soon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fagin, Artful Dodger, and Fagins gang

Act Two
Oom-Pah-Pah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nancy and chorus
My Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Sykes
As Long As He Needs Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nancy
Reprise Where Is Love . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs Bedwin
Who Will Buy? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oliver. Street Criers and Chorus
Reprise It’s A Fine Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nancy, Bill Sykes, Fagin and Artful Dodger
Reviewing The Situation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fagin
Reprise Oliver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Widow Corney and Mr Bumble
Reprise As Long As He Needs Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nancy
Reprise Reviewing The Situation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fagin

Finale
Food Glorious Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Boys
Consider Yourself . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Company
I’d Do Anything . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oliver and Company

Cast:

Oliver – Cuan Wyn Rowlands

Mr. Bumble – David Tomlin

Widow Corney – Kayley Davies-Richards

Noah Claypole – Thomas Young

Mr. Sowerberry – Hefin Robinson

Mrs. Sowerberry – Rowan Davies

Charlotte – Olivia Morris

The Artful Dodger – Steffan Rizzi

Fagin – Daniel Williams

Nancy – Elin Wyn Williams

Charles Bates – Iwan Williams

Bet – Alex George

Old Sally – Nia Griffiths

Old Lady – Georgina Edwards

Bill Sykes – Michael-Rae Formston

Mrs. Bedwin – Steffi Lewis

Mr. Brownlow – Gareth Morgan

Dr.Grimwig – Steffan Hughes

Fagin’s Gang / Workhouse Boys
Max Brooke-Boothby, William Cervetto, Rory Edwards, Mitchell Escott-Sloan,
Jacob Malinowski, Thomas Miles, Ross Nelson, James Perry, Daniel Owen,
Noa Radford, Osian Radford, Cillian Sharp-Davies, Ben Skinner, Gareth Thomas,
Fergus Turtle, Iwan Williams, Rhys Young.

Boys Chorus
Huw Evans, Daniel George, Steffan Hughes, Sam Lenny, Gareth Morgan, Dion
Rowlands, Thomas Vowles.

Junior Girls Chorus
Rosie Bowen, Emily Davies, Holly Rhys – Ellis, Naomi Rhys-Ellis, Lucy Evans,
Ffion Groom, Sophia Hicks, Alis Lewis, Rebecca Miles, Jasmin Owen, Emma
Pope, Claire Roberts, Amy Louise Skinner, Marcy Thomas, Mia Thomas, Emma
Turtle, Rebecca Vowles.

Senior Girls Chorus
Sophie Davies, Georgina Edwards, Nia Griffiths, Helena Harrison, Angharad
Jones, Steffi Lewis, Samantha Maceachen, Canan Ozyurt, Sophie Perry, Louise
Richards, Helen Roberts, Catrin Robinson, Catherine Sharp, Angharad Thomas,
Georgina Tipping.