Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Adapted by Tony Giddings

Wednesday 26th to Saturday 29th October 1994

The Civic Hall, Trowbridge

Oliver Twist is born in a workhouse in a provincial town and is raised under the care of Mrs. Mann and the Beadle, Mr. Bumble. When it falls to Oliver’s lot to ask for more food on behalf of all the starving children in the Workhouse, he is thrashed, and then apprenticed to an undertaker, Mr. Sowerberry. Another apprentice, Noah Claypole, insults Oliver’s dead mother and the small and frail Oliver attacks him. However, Oliver is punished severely, and he runs away to London. Here he is picked up by Jack Dawkins or the Artful Dodger as he is called. The Artful Dodger is a member of the Jew Fagin’s gang of boys. Fagin has trained the boys to become pickpockets. The Artful Dodger takes Oliver to Fagin’s den in the London slums, and Oliver, who innocently does not understand that he is among criminals, becomes one of Fagin’s boys.

Directed
by
Tony Giddings

Cast

Agnes

Old Sally

Surgeon

Mrs Mann

Oliver Twist

Mr Bumble

1st Gentleman

2nd Gentleman

3rd Gentleman

Workhouse Master

1st Workhouse Boy

2nd Workhouse Boy

3rd Workhouse Boy

Mr Sowerberry

Mrs Sowerberry

Noah Claypole

Charlottle

Monks

The Artful Dodger

Charley Bates

Fagin

Sam

Bet

Nancy

Bookseller

Mr Brownlow

Labourer

Policeman

Court Officer

Mr Fang, the Magistrate

Clerk of the Court

Bill Sykes

Doctor

Mrs Bedwin

Barney

Mr Grimwig

Toby Crackit

Brittles

Giles

Mrs Corney

Martha

Annie

Cook

Housemaid

Rose Maylie

Doctor Losberne

Hotel Lady

Hotel Porter

1st Hotel Maid

2nd Hotel Maid

Prison Warder

London Citizens

Lilian Bainton

Nadine Comba

Carolyn Dilena

Virginia Havergal

Tom Ludlow

George Russell

Lyn Taylor

Workhouse Children and Urchins

Thomas Dobbin

Daniel Hallissey

Rebecca Hussey

Rebecca Mayo

Letitia McCall

Jack Taylor

Pippa Spurgeon

Ruby Goldsmith

Chris Brown

Mary Saunders

Thomas Button

Graham Cross

Tom Ludlow

Kevin Gale

George Russell

Allan Francis

Alex McCall

Andrew Greaves

Thomas Dobbin

Clive Greaves

Esme Howard

Stuart Greaves

Pippa Spurgeon

Scott Glass

Phil Cooper

James Shadwell

Clive James

Alex McCall

Laura Giddings

Hannah Jeffrey

Virginia Havergal

Steve Alsop

George Russell

Michael Montague-Smith

Phil Allen

Jerry Pink

Allan Francis

Mark Rhodes

Tom Ludlow

Stella Greaves

Peter Mundy

Clive Greaves

Jerry Pink

Kevin Gale

Chris Brown

Angela Giddings

Virginia Havergal

Lyn Taylor

Virginia Havergal

Sarah Shadwell

Maria Cassidy

Michael Montague-Smith

Nadine Comba

Tom Ludlow

Jayne Mould

Rebecca Mayo

Allan Francis



Neil Cadmore

Maria Cassidy

Gill Cooper

Kevin Gale

Esme Howard

Peter Mundy

Mary Saunders




Andrew Greaves

Vashti Hallissey

Neil Hussey

Alex McCall

Kathleen McCall

Jayne Mould