19th July 2016 - 21st July 2016
'It's 2016. Same story, different time.
This brand new version of the classic tale of the orphan boy Oliver, has been adapted from the original text by Charles Dickens.
The action has moved from Victorian England to present day. The world has moved on, the industrial revolution has been and gone, two world wars have been fought and won and technology is dominating our lives - but how much has really changed?
The current Childcare System has chewed 10 year old Oliver up and spat him out. He has escaped the clutches of Mrs Bumble and the East Side Children's Home as well as a brutal Foster family. But now he finds himself the new boy in Fagin's gang. The toughest gang in the city.
Out of the frying pan into the fire...
All Oliver wants is to find a family who will love him. Is Fagin's gang the place for him? Or will the dastardly Bill Sykes put pay to that? Will the Social Worker Miss Shallcross ever track Oliver down and find him a family? Or will he be sent back to the arms of the evil Mrs Bumble and the East Side Children's Home?
Follow this iconic dark and tragic tale, as Oliver desperately tries to overcome all his obstacles and fulfil his dream of finding a home.
Performed by a cast of over 50 actors from ITV WEST Television Workshop, this updated epic tale brings the classic story kicking and screaming into the 21st century.
The ITV WEST Television Workshop is a training resource for anyone over the age of 5 who wants to gain the skills and experience to act for TV, Film, Theatre and Radio.
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