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Oliver Twist


  • Playwright

    Alan Stanford 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Charles Dickens

  • Author Notes

    Adapted from the classic novel by Charles Dickens.
  • Setting

    Set in London and a rural English town in the early 19th century.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    In the original production, the parts of Oliver, Dodger, Charley and the other boys were played by child actors on alternate performances.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Bill Sikes Robert Price
Second Gentleman David O'Brien
Witness David O'Brien
Mr. Grimwig Barry Cassin
Third Gentleman Barry Cassin
Magistrate Philip Judge
Surgeon Philip Judge
First Gentleman Philip Judge
Nancy Fiona O'Shaughnessy
Judge Tom Hopkins
Policeman Tom Hopkins
Old Pauper David O'Brien
Mr. Brownlow Bill Golding
Various Male Roles Thomas Power
Noah Claypole Thomas Power
Mrs. Sowerberry Anna Healy
Mrs. Bedwin Anna Healy
Old Sally Anna Healy
Fagin Stephen Brennan (1)
Young Woman Emma Moohan
Charlotte Emma Moohan
Beth Emma Moohan
Female Pauper Emma Moohan
Mr. Sowerberry Tom Hopkins
Production Team  
Director Alan Stanford
Designer Bruno Schwengl
Lighting Peter Mumford
Director's Assistant Audrey Devereux
Technical Manager James McConnell
Production Manager Patrick Talbot
Stage Director Tanya Bennett
Assistant Stage Manager Clare Howe
Assistant Stage Manager Kenneth Kelly (1)
Technician Brian Rudden
Technician David Carpenter
Set Construction Theatre Production Services
Scenic Artist Liz Barker
Wardrobe Supervisor Joy Gleeson
Dresser Sarah King
Dresser Therese McKeown
Costume Construction Lyndie Macintyre
Costume Construction Janet O'Leary
Wardrobe Assistant Rachel Doyle
Tailor Des Leech
Tailor Denis Darcy
Production Photography Tom Lawlor (1)
Hair and Wigs Anne Dunne

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.