Oliver! Chichester Festival Theatre 2024

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Lionel Bart’s masterpiece musical Oliver! based on Dickens’ Oliver Twist, in a fully reconceived new production by award-winning director and choreographer Matthew Bourne and producer Cameron Mackintosh.

Oliver! is one of the most beloved British musicals, vividly bringing to life Dickens’ timeless characters with its ever popular story of the boy who asked for more.

West End impresario Cameron Mackintosh (Les Miserables, Miss Saigon) has fully revised and reconceived Oliver! for an extraordinary, spectacular new production.

The sensational score of Oliver! is full of Lionel Bart’s irresistible songs including Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, You’ve Got to Pick-a-Pocket or Two, I’d Do Anything, Oom Pah Pah, As Long As He Needs Me and many more.

This new production of Oliver! at Chichester Festival Theatre in Summer 2024 will star Simon Lipkin (Guys and Dolls, Avenue Q) as Fagin, with Shanay Holmes (Miss Saigon, The Bodyguard) as Nancy, Aaron Sidwell (Henry VI, Wicked) as Bill Sikes, Billy Jenkins (Les Misérables, BBC’s Dodger) as the Artful Dodger and Philip Franks (The Rocky Horror Show, Witness for the Prosecution) as Mr Brownlow.

Oliver! is playing at Chichester Festival Theatre in Chichester from 8 July to 7 September 2024. There is no current, confirmed news about a West End transfer for this production, but check back for details or sign-up.

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What's the story of Oliver!?

The orphaned Oliver escapes the harsh Victorian workhouse and takes refuge in London’s murky underworld with the wily gang leader Fagin and his team of resourceful pickpockets led by the Artful Dodger. He finds a friend in the kind-hearted Nancy and when he’s wrongly arrested for stealing, Oliver meets an unexpected saviour; but is happiness truly within his grasp? 

Who is in the cast of Oliver!?

The Chichester Festival Theatre cast for Oliver! includes Simon Lipkin (Guys and Dolls, Avenue Q) as Fagin, Shanay Holmes (Miss Saigon, The Bodyguard) as Nancy, Aaron Sidwell (Henry VI, Wicked) as Bill Sikes, Billy Jenkins (Les Misérables, BBC’s Dodger) as the Artful Dodger and Philip Franks (The Rocky Horror Show, Witness for the Prosecution) as Mr Brownlow.

Who are the creative team of Oliver!?

The Chichester production of Oliver! is directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne.

The creative team also includes co-director Jean-Pierre van der Spuy; designer Lez Brotherston; musical supervisor and conductor Graham Hurman; lighting designers Paule Constable and Ben Jacobs; sound designer Adam Fisher; video designer George Reeve; original orchestrations William David Brohn; orchestral adaptation Stephen Metcalfe; casting directors Felicity French CDG and Paul Wooller CDG; children’s casting director Verity Naughton CDG.

Oliver! is produced in association with Cameron Mackintosh.


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Reviews of Oliver!

"Oliver! Sets the West End alight" - Sunday Telegraph (2009)
"No expense has been spared in this much-anticipated staging of Lionel Bart’s Oliver!" - The Stage (2009)
"It seems even more polished this time, even more vigorously and inventively choreographed by Matthew Bourne" - Telegraph (2009)
“A masterpiece is restored" - Independent (2009)

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News about Oliver!

New Cameron Mackintosh production of Oliver! directed by Matthew Bourne to open at Chichester
Oliver! is heading back to the stage in a major new production coming to Chichester Festival Theatre this summer 2024. Billed as spectacular new production, Lionel Bart’s iconic musical has been fully re-conceived and revised for Chichester by director and choreographer Matthew Bourne and producer Cameron Mackintosh. The cast includes Simon Lipkin (Guys and Dolls, Avenue Q) as Fagin, Shanay Holmes (Miss Saigon, The Bodyguard) as Nancy, Aaron Sidwell (Henry VI, Wicked) as Bill Sikes, Billy Jenkins (Les Misérables, BBC’s Dodger) as the Artful Dodger and Philip Franks (The Rocky Horror Show, Witness for the Prosecution) as Mr Brownlow. With a sensational score, including Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, You’ve Got to Pick-a-Pocket or Two, I’d Do Anything, Oom Pah Pah, As Long As He Needs Me and many more, this Olivier, Tony and Oscar-winning musical masterpiece vividly brings to life Dickens’ ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more. Joining Director and choreographer Matthew Bourne in the creative team are: co-director Jean-Pierre van der Spuy; designer Lez Brotherston; musical supervisor and conductor Graham Hurman; lighting designers Paule Constable and Ben Jacobs; sound designer Adam Fisher; video designer George Reeve; original orchestrations William David Brohn; orchestral adaptation Stephen Metcalfe; casting directors Felicity French CDG and Paul Wooller CDG; children’s casting director Verity Naughton CDG. Oliver! is produced in association with Cameron Mackintosh, and is widely tipped for a West End run. Cameron Mackintosh's past productions of Oliver! include Sam Mendes' acclaimed reinvention of the show in 1994 at the London Palladium, choreographed by Matthew Bourne, and starring Jonathan Pryce and Sally Dexter; and Rupert Goold's 2009 production at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane co-directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne, based on Sam Mendes' 1994 staging, and starring Rowan Atkinson and Jodie Prenger. Oliver! will run from 8 July to 7 September 2024 at Chichester Festival Theatre. More about Oliver!

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