Oliver Twist at Gerald W. Lynch Theater



Theatre for a New Audience presents Oliver Twist, adapted by Neil Bartlett from Charles Dickens' Novel, opening at Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College on 1 Apr 2007, following previews from 29 Mar and running through to 15 Apr 2007.

Oliver Twist: In a dark Victorian underworld of narrow streets and sinister figures, a runaway orphan boy searches for the secret of his origins, pursued by a mysterious force and falling in with a band of rogues- one of whose leaders is Fagin, a Jew.

Neil Bartlet recreates his London production which ran at the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith from 20 Feb - 27 Mar 2004. Charles Spencer of the Evening Standard said of the production "A great novel has been transformed into truly stunning theatre."

Dickens' original words are used to bring the dark underbelly of 19th Century London back to life: a city haunted by shadowy dangers and fears, by startling images of innocence and hope; a city seen through the eyes of an astonished child.

Oliver Twist features a cast of 13, headed by Ned Eisenberg as Fagin.

Set and costume design by Rae Smith, who designed the original London production. Lighting is by Scott Zielinski and sound by David Remedios.