In the year 1860, Lionel Bart’s Oliver marked its debut in the London Westend and immediately tasted huge success. It has made its grand Broadway inaugural after four years. In the year 1994, it was organized by a new production house, which was under the brilliant direction of Sam Mendes.
The magnificent play is running at the opulent Theatre Royal Drury Lane and is loosely based on the legendary author Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist. In order to make the show viewer friendlier, many modifications were also made.
There was a considerable change in one of the major characters of Oliver. In the book, Fagin has been portrayed as a villain, but he has been transformed into comic character. This welcoming change has been massively greeted by the theatre lovers. BONANZAJP The story revolves around a young orphan, Oliver who has gone through the darker side of the London society.
The Oliver show becomes worth watching with its heart touching numbers, such as You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two and Reviewing the Situation. Lionel Bart’s sensational musical score is simply outstanding. Some of the most popular musical numbers are the Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, You’ve Got to Pick-a-Pocket, As Long As Needs Me and several others musical masterpieces.
The timeless saga of Dickens is certainly one of the most popular and admired tale of a young boy, Oliver and has been successfully revived by Cameron Mackintosh. In the year 1994, this London Palladium production has around 1,366 performances with staggering collection of £40 million.