Oliver Twist

by Brian Way


Age Advice: Family audiences

Oliver Twist, an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel, was first produced by Theatre Centre in 1955.


(Eighteen men and three women)

Oliver Twist, An Organ-grinder, A Police Officer, A Pedlar, A Rich Lady, A Man, His Wife, A Lady, The Artful Dodger, Charlies Bates, Nancy, Other Boys in Fagin’s “charge”, Fagin, Mr Brownlow, 1st Woman, 2nd Woman, Fang (the magistrate), Clerk of the Court, The Bookstall-keeper, Bill Sikes, Mr Monks, Mrs Bedwin (houskeeper to Mr Brownlow), Mr Grimwig, 3rd Woman, Nelly (maid to Rose Maylie), Rose Maylie, Mrs Bumble, Noah Claypole, Giles (butler to Rose Maylie), Emily Gudgeon, Newsboy, Jailer, Crowd

Creative Team

Writer: Brian Way

The information on this page has been gathered from archive materials and is incomplete. Do you have more information about this play, or were you involved in its production? Let us know by leaving a comment below or contacting us.

A copy of the script is held by the British Library.

"Civil words! Civil words, you villain you. Yes, you deserve 'em from me. I thieved for you when I was a child not half as old as this. And I've been in the same trade, the same service ever since. For twelve years, Fagin."


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