New Arabic Oliver! production to star Syrian refugees
By Editorial Staff
Cameron Mackintosh said some of the cast 'have had an even harder start to life than Oliver himself'
Oliver! (Watermill Theatre, Newbury)
By Judi Herman
"Lionel Bart's glorious musical works wonderfully in the Watermill"
First look at Oliver! at the Watermill Theatre
Luke Sheppard's production of Lionel Bart's musical opened last week
Exclusive: Cast announced for Oliver! at the Watermill
The "site-responsive" production opens at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury on 31 July
Ron Moody, the original Fagin, dies aged 91
Moody was 'singing until the end' said his widow Therese
Leicester Curve revives Oliver! this Christmas
Former artistic director Paul Kerryson will return to direct the production
Full list: Winners of the 15th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards
Miss Saigon wins a record nine awards, and former Doctor Who stars David Tennant and Billie Piper take Best Actor and Actress in a Play
9 musical locations on Google Streetview
Ben Hewis takes a tour round the virtual world of streetview to locate some of the settings of his favourite musicals
Ben Richards: Rock of Ages more suited to regional audiences than to London
We talk to Ben Richards, whose credits include Oliver!, 9 to 5 and Priscilla Queen of the Desert, as he prepares to play Stacee Jaxx in the musical Rock Of Ages on tour