Directed by Kay Hardy. Produced by Jacqueline Dack.
A presentation of the Freeport Players Guild
“Please sir, I want some more.” Oliver’s innocent request lands him in trouble with the workhouse Matron and the Beadle and sets him on his famous adventure. He is sold to a local undertaker, but runs away and is picked up by the Artful Dodger who invites Oliver to Consider Yourself one of us! Fagin’s Gang set out to Pick A Pocket or Two and take Oliver along, but he is arrested and taken before the magistrates. When he finds Oliver was an innocent bystander, Mr Brownlow, the victim of the gang, takes Oliver in. Fagin’s Thief, Bill Sikes is afraid Oliver will give away their set-up and sends his girlfriend, Nancy to get Oliver back. Eventually Oliver is restored to Mr Brownlow, who by a million to one chance, happens to be his Grandfather. Fagin sets out to rebuild his gang with the Dodger. Food, Glorious Food and Where is Love are just two of the popular songs from Lionel Bart’s lively musical based on Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist.
And now it all comes to life on the stage of the Regency Theatre starting Thursday, November 3. With a wonderful cast, rousing music and a compelling story of innocence, love and loyalty, Oliver! is a fine play that everyone can enjoy. Evening performances are November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 & 12 at 8:00 p.m., with matinees on Sundays, November 6 and 13 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8.00 for students and are available at Seventeen Shop, Sweet P’s and Cool 96.