By Jeremy Brock
‘The scene, the workhouse; the time, night; and the place, that cruel hole where miserable drabs gave birth... A boy was born there… I speak of one named Oliver Twist.’
An innocent boy falls in with a gang of ruﬃans in a dog-eat-dog world… but enough about the actors! Dickens’ classic tale of poverty and pick-pocketing, privilege and prosperity is given the Jenny Wren treatment, as a small but perfectly formed cast unravel the secrets of Oliver’s past, portraying all the colourful characters he meets on his perilous path. Expect laughter and tears, surprises and fears; but not Lionel Bart’s musical – we can’t sing!
Previous Jenny Wren Productions include A Child in the Forest, Around the World in 80 Days, The Pickwick Papers and last year’s Brief Encounter. What’s that you say? You want some MORE…? Well, look no further – ‘Oliver’s in town’.
Praise for previous Jenny Wren Productions: “Humorous and poignant, comic and tragic… a great night out” Joyce Matthews, Gloucestershire Echo