Oliver! gets a Grand welcome in YorkshireDate: 19 November 2012 Hit West End musical, Oliver! , has received its Yorkshire premiere at Leeds Grand Theatre.
The production of Lionel Bartís classic features television and stage star Neil Morrissey as Fagin and Samantha Barks, a finalist in Andrew Lloyd Webberís Iíd Do Anything, as Nancy. It was choreographed by Tony award-winner Matthew Bourne, who previously worked on revivals of My Fair Lady and South Pacific.
Based on Charles Dickensí 1838 novel, Oliver Twist , which tells the story of an orphan who falls in with a gang of young pickpockets, the production contains such well-known numbers as Consider Yourself, Youíve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two and Food, Glorious Food.
Oliver! originally premiered in Londonís West End in 1960 and Cameron Mackintoshís revival is currently touring to theatres around the UK and Ireland.
Oliver! is at the Leeds Grand Theatre until 8 December 2012. Contact the box office on 0844 8482700, or visit www.leedsgrandtheatre.com. Details of the tour and cast changes can be found at www.oliverthemusical.com.
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