Hull Truck Theatre are bringing Charles Dickens’ much-loved story Oliver Twist to life this Christmas.
Join young, orphaned Oliver Twist on an adventure in this festive adaptation of Charles Dickens’ much-loved novel.
Born in a workhouse. Sold into an apprenticeship. Recruited by Fagin’s band of pickpockets and thieves. We follow Oliver as he sinks into London’s grimy underworld on his search for a home, a family and love.
A story of courage in adversity, Oliver Twist is a classic tale that touches us all, with a large dose of Christmas cheer and festive sparkle!
Following the huge popularity of her adaptation of A Christmas Carol last year, Hull Truck Theatre’s most successful Christmas show to date, playwright Deborah McAndrew returns with her magical version of Oliver Twist. The production will include traditional carols, folk songs and original music, and will be directed by Hull Truck Theatre’s Artistic Director Mark Babych (A Christmas Treasure Island; Mighty Atoms; A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian at Hull Truck Theatre).
On sale Monday 19 March from Hull Truck Theatre: 9am online, 10am at the Box Office.
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