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April 16, 2023

Oliver! - Lionel Bart's classic musical comes to Leeds Playhouse for Christmas

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Leeds Playhouse are to stage Lionel Bart's classic musical Oliver! from November 2023. Are you ready for some Oom Pah Pah?

Oliver! Leeds Playhouse

Leeds Playhouse have announced the classic family musical Oliver! for the 2023 festive season. Oliver! is to be directed by Leeds Playhouse Artistic Director and Chief Executive James Brinning and will play at the Quarry Theatre from 27 November 2023 until 27 January 2024.

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Lionel Bart's award-winning musical, adapted from Charles Dickens' timeless novel, features some of the most memorable characters and well-loved songs seen on stage, including 'Food, Glorious Food', 'Oom Pah-Pah', 'I'd Do Anything' and the angelic sounds of 'Where is Love?'. Leeds Playhouse Artistic Director and Chief Executive, James Brining, said: "Oliver! is such an incredible story; an exciting adventure that has captivated generations through its journey from book, to film, to hit West End musical, and even as a search-for-a-star reality TV show. It's an epic, big-hearted, theatrical story which makes it a perfect choice for this year's large-scale winter show in our iconic Quarry Theatre. "The Quarry winter show is a key moment in our year as a producing theatre, but also for our audiences. It's an opportunity for friends and family to gather, for schools to enjoy a festive treat and often the moment when young people are introduced to the theatre for the first time. "Over the past few years, the Leeds City Region, like the Playhouse itself, has been going through a period of regeneration. We are proud to be amongst an incredible range of cultural and creative offerings that welcome thousands of visitors to the city each year. We're looking forward to a fine, fine life this festive season at Leeds Playhouse. Whether audiences are joining us for the first or 51st time, we're looking forward to welcoming them to our vibrant and culture-rich home." Oliver! is a timeless rags-to-riches story. Born into a life of poverty and misfortune, orphaned Oliver is a small boy with a big heart. He sets out on a perilous journey from a desolate workhouse to the gloriously colourful streets of Victorian London in search of love and a place to call home. There he's befriended by the charming Artful Dodger and kindly Nancy before being drawn into Fagin's gang of young pickpockets where he comes under the terrifying gaze of dastardly Bill Sykes. JOIN OUR MAILING LIST TO BE KEPT UPDATED

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BritishTheatre.com
Opening Night Media Ltd
3rd Floor, 80 St. Martin’s Lane
Covent Garden
London WC2N 4AA

The British Theatre website has been established to celebrate the rich and diverse theatrical culture of the United Kingdom.  Our ethos revolves around encouraging and nurturing the performing arts in all its forms. The spirit of theatre is very much alive and the British Theatre website is at the forefront of delivering news and information to audiences and enthusiasts everywhere. Our team of theatre journalists and reviewers are working hard to cover productions and news.


We are constantly developing the site and are always open to receiving feedback from our readers. Join our mailing list to be kept informed of all the latest news that is of interest to you..