The stage musical titled Oliver! began its tour in the West End at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in 1960. It has helped to launch the careers of several well-known performers including Davy Jones of The Monkees and Phil Collins. Since its debut, it has been played in more than 22 different languages. Oliver brings to life the storyline from Charles Dicken's 1838 classic novel, Oliver Twist, in which a young orphan escapes from an English workhouse where he and the other children are treated poorly by the staff. As the story unravels, Oliver travels to London and unwittingly joins a band of thieves.
Oliver, the musical, includes music and lyrics written by the acclaimed British Composer Lionel Bart. Join the ranks of those who have enjoyed this innovative production of Dicken's timeless classic for more than 50 years.