The musical opens in the workhouse, as the half-starved orphan boys are entering the enormous dining room for dinner (Food Glorious Food). They are fed only gruel. Oliver gathers up the courage to ask for more. He is immediately apprehended and is told to gather his belongings by Mr. Bumble and the Widow Corney, the heartless and greedy caretakers of the workhouse (Oliver!). Mr. Bumble and Widow Corney are left alone, and Mr. Bumble begins to make amorous advances. Mrs. Corney pretends to resent his attentions (I Shall Scream!), but ends up on Mr. Bumble's lap. Oliver comes back and is sold (Boy for Sale) and apprenticed to an undertaker, Mr. Sowerberry. He and his wife taunt Oliver and Mr. Bumble (That's Your Funeral), causing Mr. Bumble to become angry and storm out. Oliver is sent to sleep in the basement with the coffins (Where is Love?).
The next morning Noah Claypole, another employee of Sowerberry, insults Oliver's dead mother, whereupon Oliver begins pummeling him. Mrs. Sowerberry and her maid, Charlotte run in, and Mr. Bumble is sent for. He and the Sowerberrys lock Oliver in a coffin, but during all the commotion Oliver escapes. After a week on the run, he ends up in the city of London and meets the Artful Dodger, who beckons Oliver to join him (Consider Yourself). Dodger is, unknown to Oliver, a boy pickpocket, and he invites Oliver to come and live in Fagin's lair. Fagin is a criminal, and he is in the business of teaching young boys to pick pockets. Oliver is completely unaware of any criminality, and believes that the boys make handkerchiefs rather than steal them. Oliver is introduced to Fagin and his boys, and is taught their ways (You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two).
The next day, Oliver meets Nancy, the live-in girlfriend of the terrifying Bill Sikes, a burglar whose abuse she endures because she loves him. Nancy, along with her younger sister Bet and the boys, sing about how they don't mind a bit of danger (It's a Fine Life). Oliver bows deeply to Nancy and Bet, trying to be polite. All the boys laugh and mimic Oliver. Nancy singles out Dodger to demonstrate the way the rich people treat each other (I'd Do Anything). Nancy and Bet leave and Oliver is sent out with the other boys on his first pickpocketing job (Be Back Soon). Dodger, another boy named Charley Bates, and Oliver decide to stick together, and when Dodger and Charley rob Mr. Brownlow, a wealthy old man, they run off, leaving Oliver to be arrested for the crime (The Robbery).
In the Three Cripples pub, Nancy sings an old tavern song (Oom Pah Pah). Bill Sikes makes his first appearance, and disperses the crowd (My Name). Dodger runs in and tells Fagin about Oliver's capture and removal to the Brownlow household. Fagin and Bill decide to kidnap Oliver to protect themselves. Nancy at first refuses to help, but Bill physically abuses her and forces her into obedience. In spite of this, Nancy still loves Bill, and believes he loves her too (As Long As He Needs Me).
The next morning, at Mr. Brownlow's house in Bloomsbury, Mrs. Bedwin the housekeeper sings to Oliver (Where Is Love? [Reprise]), and Oliver wakes up. Mr. Brownlow and Dr. Grimwig discuss Oliver's condition. They decide that he is well enough to go outside, and so Brownlow sends Oliver to return some books to the library. Oliver sees a group of street vendors and joins them in song (Who Will Buy?). As the vendors leave, Nancy and Bill appear and grab Oliver. They bring him back to Fagin's den, where Nancy saves Oliver from a beating from Sykes after the boy tries to flee. Nancy remorsefully reviews their dreadful life, but Bill maintains that any living is better than none. Fagin tries to act as an intermediary (It's A Fine Life [Reprise]). Left alone, Fagin wonders what his life might be like if he left London and began an honest life (Reviewing the Situation), however, after thinking of various excuses, he elects to remain a thief.
Back at the workhouse, Mr. Bumble and the Widow Corney, now unhappily married, meet the dying pauper Old Sally and another old lady, who tell them that Oliver's mother, Agnes, left a gold locket when she died in childbirth. Old Sally stole the locket, which she gives to the Widow Corney. Mr. Bumble and Widow Corney, realizing that Oliver may have wealthy relatives, visit Mr. Brownlow, hoping to profit from any reward given for information of him (Oliver! [Reprise]). He throws them out, but recognizes the picture inside the locket as a picture of his daughter, and realizes that Oliver is actually his grandson.
Nancy visits Brownlow and promises to deliver Oliver to him safely that night on London Bridge. She ponders again about Bill (As Long As He Needs Me [Reprise]). Suspecting that Nancy is up to something, Bill follows her as she sneaks Oliver out. At London Bridge, he confronts them, knocks Oliver unconscious, and clubs Nancy to death. He then grabs Oliver and runs off. Mr. Brownlow arrives and discovers Nancy's body. A large crowd forms, among them the distraught Bet. Bullseye, Bill's terrier, returns to the scene of the crime and the crowd prepares to follow him to the hideout. Fagin and his boys leave their hideout in panic. Not finding Bill at the hideout, the crowd returns to the Thames Embankment. Bill appears at the top of the bridge, holding Oliver as hostage and threatening to kill him. Two policemen sneak up on him. One of them shoots Bill and the other grabs Oliver. Oliver is reunited with Mr. Brownlow. The mob disperses offstage in order to track down Fagin. He appears and decides that the time has never looked better for him to straighten out his life (Reviewing the Situation [Reprise]).
Oliver! was the first musical adaptation of a Charles Dickens work to become a stage hit, one of the reasons why it attracted attention. There had been two previous Dickens musicals in the 1950s, both of them television adaptations of "A Christmas Carol", but the dramatic story of "Oliver Twist" was the first Dickens work to be presented as a successful stage musical. Another reason for the success of the musical was the revolving stage set, an innovation designed by Sean Kenny.
The show launched the careers of several child actors, including Davy Jones, later of The Monkees; Phil Collins, later of Genesis; and Tony Robinson, who later played the role of Baldrick in the television series Blackadder. The singer Steve Marriott (Small Faces, Humble Pie) also featured in early line-ups, eventually graduating to the role of Artful Dodger in the West End production.
The plot of Dickens's original novel is considerably simplified for the purposes of the musical, with Fagin being represented more as a comic character than as a villain, and large portions of the latter part of the story being completely left out. (It may well be that Bart based his musical on David Lean's film, rather than Dickens' book). Although Dickens' novel has been called antisemitic in its portrayal of the Jew Fagin as evil, the production by Bart (himself a Jew) was more sympathetic and featured many Jewish actors in leading roles: Ron Moody (Ronald Moodnik), Georgia Brown (Lilian Klot), and Martin Horsey,
1 Oliver! peut-être considéré comme un Top musical
Original London production
Oliver! premiered in the West End at the New Theatre (now the Noël Coward Theatre) on 30 June 1960 and ran for 2,618 performances. Directed by Peter Coe, the choreographer was Malcolm Clare and costumes and scenery were by Sean Kenny. The original cast featured Ron Moody as Fagin, Georgia Brown as Nancy, and Barry Humphries in the supporting comic role as Mr. Sowerberry, the undertaker. Keith Hamshere (the original Oliver) is now a Hollywood still photographer (Star Wars etc.); Martin Horsey (the original Dodger) works as an actor/director and is the author of the play L'Chaim. The cast also included Tony Robinson as one of the Workhouse boys/Fagin's Gang, and John Bluthal (now best known as The Vicar of Dibley's Frank Pickle) as Fagin. Former professional boxer Danny Sewell ( brother of television actor George Sewell ) was the original Bill Sikes, and remained in the role ( including the original Broadway & US touring productions ) for the best part of six years. Danny Sewell's main competitor at audition for the role of Sikes was Michael Caine, who later stated he "cried for a week" after failing to secure the part.
The part of Nancy was originally written for Alma Cogan, who despite being unable to commit to the production, steered a great many producers to invest in it.
Original Broadway production
The musical previewed in the U.S. beginning in Los Angeles with Edwin Lester's L.A (and San Francisco) Civic Light Opera Association, as a 1962 national tour. The Sean Kenny sets were duplicated. The sets built in London, were shipped by sea and delivered to the Port of San Pedro, with the actual stage brick wall London mural painted as a scenic backing. Sean Kenny's design concept eliminated a house curtain exposing the turntable stage set, the open lighting pipes rigged with lamp fixtures, electric cables, and an open loft to the arriving audience. The turntable, scenic set and elements duplicated the original garish stylistic "wood grained" painted finish. With lighting, the set was intended to take on each specific color mood and change atmosphere. Edwin Lester hated the set's paint job, ordering his scenic shop manager Phil Raiguel to send scenic artists to glaze down the red, green, blue, yellow, orange grain finish. During the companies rehearsal prior to that evenings' 8 pm premiere audience, the two scenic artists (Wally Reid and Hub Braden) glazed over the scenery while the cast rehearsed on the turntable stair platform and bridge units. The scenic artists continued painting/glazing while the cast took their meal break prior to the overture. As the audience was seated, the open-to-view stage set painting continued, with the two scenic artists still painting and glazing as the musical was performed; continuing during the intermission, through the second act performance, actually taking curtain calls with the company! Remaining on stage afterwards, the two continued their glazing throughout the night, finishing the set's repainting the following day at noon. Reviews noted the brilliant stage direction included "two London house painters" atmosphere performance, later questioning where and why the house painters had been eliminated after the show's opening night .] "Oliver" premiered on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre on January 6, 1963, "minus the two house painters". It closed on November 14, 1964, after 774 performances. The cast featured child actor Bruce Prochnik in the title role alongside Georgia Brown, reprising her West End role as Nancy, and Clive Revill, replacing Ron Moody, as Fagin. The national tour featured Michael Goodman as The Artful Dodger, but on Broadway the role was played by future Monkee Davy Jones. The Broadway production was a critical success and received ten Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, Best Actor in a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical and Best Featured Actor in a Musical. It won the awards for Best Scenic Design, Best Original Score and Best Music Direction. The Broadway production was revived shortly after the original production closed. The revival opened in 1965 and was directed by Peter Coe. It ran at the Martin Beck Theatre for 64 performances. It featured Victor Stiles as Oliver, Robin Ramsay as Fagin, Maura K. Wedge as Nancy, Joey Baio as The Artful Dodger, Dominic Chianese as Mr. Sowerberry, Alan Crofoot as Mr. Bumble, Danny Sewell as Bill Sikes, Bram Nossen as Mr. Brownlow, and Dodi Protero as Mrs. Bedwin.
Georgia Brown, Davy Jones, Bruce Prochnik, Alice Playten, and Clive Revill appeared performing two musical numbers ("I'd Do Anything" and the Act II reprise of "As Long As He Needs Me") from Oliver! on The Ed Sullivan Show on the evening of February 9, 1964, the same evening that the Beatles made their first U.S. television appearance on that show.
1977 London revival
Cameron Mackintosh revived Oliver! in London for the first time in 1977. It played at the Albery Theatre (the renamed New Theatre; now the Noël Coward Theatre), starring Roy Hudd as Fagin, which ran for over two years. This production was totally faithful to the 1960 original version, using Sean Kenny's set. Indeed, the original production's sepia background painted on the rear stage wall was still extant.
1983 London and Broadway revivals
Mackintosh was asked to revive the show yet again in 1983 for a limited five-week Christmas season at the Aldwych Theatre, directed by Peter Coe. Ron Moody returned as Fagin, with Jackie Marks as Nancy, Linal Haft as Bill Sikes, Meg Johnson as Mrs Corney, Peter Bayliss as Mr Bumble, and Geoffrey Toone as Mr Brownlow. Oliver was played by Anthony Pearson, and the Artful Dodger by David Garlick. The original Sean Kenny sets were used. The last professional production to use Sean Kenny's original stage design was at the Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch, Essex, in 1986. This production starred Victor Spinetti as Fagin.
The 1983 London revival of Oliver! transferred to Broadway in 1984. It opened at The Mark Hellinger Theater and ran from April 29, 1984 through May 13, 1984, for 17 performances and 13 previews. Ron Moody reprised the role of Fagin and Patti LuPone played Nancy. David Garlick reprised his West End performance as The Artful Dodger, the first British youngster to appear on Broadway since Davy Jones, creating the Equity Exchange Program in the process. The original creative staff were used for this production, including director Peter Coe.
LuPone, in her memoirs, said that the production should have run longer, noting that this production utilized the original sets, costumes, blocking (staging), and direction, and commented: "Hmm...maybe 'that' was the problem". Moody was nominated for a Tony Award despite the short run. The show only received one negative review; it was from Frank Rich of the New York Times, who called the production "likely to hold the attention of only the youngest and most obedient children" and "just dull." It prompted one of the main backers to pull out. The positive reviews were quoted in the ad for the show, including a Clive Barnes quote: "'Oliver!' Is glorious food for Broadway".
LuPone had asked the show's Musical Director to change her keys because they were too low for her, but was told she could not. She wrote that she "had major battles with the musical director", one concerning the term "vamp"; "he never waited for me to finish my dialogue."
1994 London revival
Cameron Mackintosh produced another revival of the show which opened at the London Palladium in the West End on 8 December 1994. The production team included a young Sam Mendes as director, with Anthony Ward as designer, Matthew Bourne as choreographer, Martin Koch as music supervisor and William David Brohn as orchestrator. The cast included Jonathan Pryce (after much persuasion) as Fagin, Sally Dexter as Nancy, Miles Anderson as Bill Sikes, James Villiers as Mr. Brownlow, James Saxon as Mr. Bumble, Jenny Galloway as Widow Corney, David Delve as Mr. Sowerberry and Julia Deakin as Mrs. Sowerberry. The role of Oliver was played by numerous child actors during the run of four years, including Gregory Bradley, James Daley, Andrew James Michel, Jon Lee and Tom Fletcher, while the Artful Dodger was played by Adam Searles, Paul Bailey and Bronson Webb. The role of Bet was played by Danielle McCormack, Rosalind James and Francesca Jackson. The musical closed on 21 February 1998. The role of Fagin was later played by many notable British actors and comedians including George Layton, Russ Abbot, Jim Dale and Robert Lindsay (who won an Olivier Award for his performance in 1997). Bill Sikes was later portrayed by Steven Hartley and Joe McGann, and Nancy by Sonia Swaby, Claire Moore and Ruthie Henshall.
The show was a lavish affair and moved from its original intimate melodramatic feel to a more cinematic and symphonic feel that would accommodate an audience familiar with the 1968 motion picture. This production featured brand new music and lyrics written by Lionel Bart, and also additional dialogue not featured in the original script, added by Bart and Sam Mendes. Other updated elements include the addition of a prologue, in which the audience is witness to Oliver’s harrowing birth. The dialogue was homage to both the 1948 and 1968 film versions of the story which were in turn based on the original novel. New music arrangements and dance sequences were added to various songs, most notably "Consider Yourself" and "Who Will Buy?". Tempos for some of the musical numbers were altered (notably "It's a Fine Life", "I'd Do Anything" and "You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two"), while other incidental numbers were drastically rewritten, including the London Bridge chase sequence. Interestingly, a new intermediate scene was added just after "You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two", in which Bill Sikes enters the Thieves’ Kitchen and “negotiates” with Fagin.
2009 London revival
A production heavily based upon the 1994 Palladium production opened in London’s West End on 14 January 2009. Produced once again by Cameron Mackintosh, this revival was directed by Shakespeare expert Rupert Goold and choreographed/co-directed by Matthew Bourne. Anthony Ward repeated his acclaimed scenic and costume designs while William David Brohn joined the team as orchestrator, revising some of the musical arrangements. The new production opened to rave reviews at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, receiving positive feedback from critics throughout London. Designer Anthony Ward created a new cobblestone effect for the entire stage while the orchestrations were expanded with new dance arrangements given to Consider Yourself and Who Will Buy? as well as new curtain call/exit music. The prologue from the Palladium production was removed, and the show now opens as it originally did in 1960, with the workhouse children entering, singing Food Glorious Food.
British comedian Rowan Atkinson played Fagin. He had played the role in a school production but had turned it down in the Palladium revival. Burn Gorman played Bill Sikes, making his West End musical debut. The leading roles of Nancy and Oliver were cast via the BBC reality television show series I'd Do Anything. Three actors shared the role of Oliver: Laurence Jeffcoate, Harry Stott and Gwion Wyn Jones. Robert Madge played The Artful Dodger. Jodie Prenger won the role of Nancy, shared with Australian Tamsin Carroll, who played two performances each week. Sarah Lark, a runner-up on I’d do Anything understudied the role. Royal Shakespeare Company actor Julian Glover played Mr. Brownlow with Julian Bleach as Mr. Sowerberry/Dr. Grimwig, Louise Gold as Mrs. Sowerberry, Julius D’Silva as Mr. Bumble and Wendy Ferguson as Widow Corney. The revival was nominated for three 2010 Olivier Awards: Best Revival of a Musical, Best Actor in a Musical (Atkinson) and Best Theatre Choreography, but failed to win any. After the departure of the original Olivers, the role was passed on to Zac Hurst, Fanncesco Piancentini-Smith, Edward Cooke, Edward Holtom and Ethan Smith. Edward Holtom made a sad departure, one month before his scheduled leave and the date on his contract expired. No reason was given for this.
When Rowan Atkinson fell ill in April 2009, Russ Abbot stepped in to the play the role. Abbot had starred in the 1997 Palladium run. In July 2009, British comedian Omid Djalili replaced him as Fagin, receiving positive reviews. In December 2009, Griff Rhys Jones took over as Fagin, with Steven Hartley as Bill Sikes. Hartley had played Sikes in the 1997 Palladium production. In March 2010, Kerry Ellis took over the role of Nancy, also receiving positive reviews. At the same time, Bleach, D’Silva and Ferguson were replaced by Jason Morell, Christian Patterson and Claire Machin, respectively. In June 2010, Russ Abbot took over as Fagan. Stephen Moore was a replacement for Mr. Brownlow. Ron Moody, the original Fagin, joined the cast at the end of the performance on 14 June 2010, in celebration of the show's 50th Anniversary. Griff Rhys Jones returned as Fagin in December 2010.
The production closed on 8 January 2011.
• Prologue / Overture – Orchestra
• "Food, Glorious Food" – Orphans
• "Oliver!" – Mr. Bumble and Widow Corney
• "I Shall Scream" – Mr. Bumble and Widow Corney
• "Boy for Sale" – Mr. Bumble
• "That's Your Funeral" – Mr. Sowerberry, Mrs. Sowerberry, and Mr. Bumble
• "Coffin Music" – Orchestra
• "Where Is Love?" – Oliver
• "Oliver's Escape" – Orchestra
• "Consider Yourself" – The Artful Dodger, Oliver, and Chorus
• "You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two" – Fagin and Fagin's Gang
• "It's a Fine Life" – Nancy, Bet, and Fagin's Gang
• "I'd Do Anything" – The Artful Dodger, Nancy, Oliver, Bet, Fagin, and Fagin's Gang
• "Be Back Soon" – Fagin, The Artful Dodger, Oliver and Fagin's Gang
• "Capture of Oliver" – Orchestra
• Entr'acte – Orchestra
• "Oom-Pah-Pah" – Nancy and Chorus
• "My Name" – Bill Sikes
• "As Long as He Needs Me" – Nancy
• "Where Is Love?" (Reprise) – Mrs. Bedwin
• "Who Will Buy?" – Oliver, Sellers, and Chorus
• "It's a Fine Life" (Reprise) – Bill Sikes, Nancy, Fagin, and The Artful Dodger
• "Reviewing the Situation" – Fagin
• "Oliver!" (Reprise) – Mr. Bumble and Widow Corney
• "As Long As He Needs Me" (Reprise) – Nancy
• "London Bridge / Chase / Death of Bill Sikes" – Orchestra
• "Reviewing the Situation" (Reprise) – Fagin
• Finale ("Food, Glorious Food", "Consider Yourself" and "I'd Do Anything") – Company
Oliver Twist, the protagonist of the story. He is a lonely orphan boy born in the workhouse.
Fagin, a conniving career criminal, takes in homeless boys and teaches them to pick pockets for him.
Nancy, Bill Sikes's lover. She takes a liking to Oliver and treats him like her own child, but is eventually murdered for the steps she takes on his behalf.
Mr. Brownlow, Oliver's grandfather, a kind man of wealth and breeding.
Bill Sikes, Nancy's brutal and abusive lover, a burglar and her eventual murderer. One of Fagin's former successful pickpockets.
Mr. Bumble, the pompous beadle of the workhouse in which Oliver was born.
The Artful Dodger, the cleverest of Fagin's pickpockets, he introduces Fagin to Oliver.
Mr. and Mrs. Sowerberry, the insensitive couple who take in Oliver and use him in their funeral business.
Mrs. Corney, the matron of the workhouse where Oliver was born, later marries Mr. Bumble.
Charlotte Sowerberry, the rude but also flirtatious daughter of the Sowerberrys.
Noah Claypole, The Sowerberrys' apprentice, he bullies Oliver about his mother and enjoys a flirtatious relationship with Charlotte.
Dr. Grimwig, foppish doctor and friend of Mr. Brownlow. He assesses Oliver's condition at the beginning of Act II, deeming him fit to go outside.
Charley Bates, one of Fagin's pickpockets. He is Dodger's sidekick.
Mrs. Bedwin, house-servant to Mr. Brownlow and caretaker of Oliver.
Old Sally, nurse at Oliver's birth. Old Sally steals Agne's (Oliver's mother's) gold locket which is the only clue to Oliver's identity. Before she dies, she gives the locket to Mr. Bumble and Mrs. Corney.
Bet, a prostitute and a former pickpocket of Fagin. Bet is not much older than Oliver. She is Nancy's friend and the first to find Nancy when she is dead.
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Oliver! (1963-01-Original Broadway Run)Type de série: Original Broadway
Théâtre: Broadway Run (Broadway - Etats-Unis) Durée : 1 an 10 mois 1 semaine Nombre : 8 previews - 774 représentationsPremière Preview : 06 January 1963
Première: 06 January 1963
Dernière: 14 November 1964Mise en scène : Chorégraphie : Producteur :
Oliver! (1963-01-Original Broadway Run-Imperial Theatre)Type de série: Original Broadway
Théâtre: Imperial Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)Durée : 1 an 8 mois 1 semaine Nombre : Première Preview : 06 January 1963
Première: 06 January 1963
Dernière: 12 September 1964Mise en scène : Chorégraphie : Producteur :
Oliver! (1964-09-Original Broadway Run-Shubert Theatre)Type de série: Original Broadway
Théâtre: Shubert Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)Durée : 2 mois Nombre : Première Preview : 14 September 1964
Première: 14 September 1964
Dernière: 14 November 1964Mise en scène : Chorégraphie : Producteur :
Oliver! (1965-08-Al Hirschfield Theatre-Broadway)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Al Hirschfeld Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis) Durée : 1 mois 3 semaines Nombre : 64 représentationsPremière Preview : 02 August 1965
Première: 02 August 1965
Dernière: 25 September 1965Mise en scène : Chorégraphie : Producteur :
Oliver! (1983-12-Aldwych Theatre-London)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Aldwych Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 3 semaines Nombre : Première Preview : 14 December 1983
Première: 20 December 1983
Dernière: 14 January 1984Mise en scène : Peter Coe • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Avec : Ron Moody (Fagin), Jackie Marks (Nancy), Linal Haft (Bill Sykes), Anthony Pearson (Oliver), David Garlick (Artful Dodger), Peter Bayliss (Mr Bumble), Meg Johnson (Widow Corney), David Frost (Mr Sowerberry), Eliza Tebith, Arthur Tolcher, Nick Berry, Matthew RyanCommentaires : This was a limited five week run as a preliminary try-out before transferring to Broadway . It opened at the Mark Hellinger Theatre on April 29th 1984 and ran for just 13 previews and 17 performances. Ron Moody reprised the role of Fagin and Patti Lupone played Nancy. David Garlick reprised his West End performance as The Artful Dodger, the first British youngster to appear on Broadway since Davy Jones, and , creating the Equity Exchange Program in the process.
Oliver! (1984-04-Mark Hellinger Theatre-Broadway)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Mark Hellinger Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 2 semaines Nombre : 13 previews - 17 représentationsPremière Preview : 19 April 1984
Première: 29 April 1984
Dernière: 13 May 1984Mise en scène : Peter Coe • Chorégraphie : ???? ???? • Producteur : Commentaires longs: Terrible flop, même avec Patti Lupone dans l'un des rôle principaux: 17 représentations! Pattti Lupone décvlare elle-même de cette version:"The first day of rehearsal the director fired the Oliver!! I left the room, clutched my throat, and thought, "I'm next!" We opened and closed in two weeks. …"
Oliver! (1994-11-London Palladium-London)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Palladium Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 ans 2 mois 2 semaines Nombre : Première Preview : 15 November 1994
Première: 08 December 1994
Dernière: 21 February 1998Mise en scène : Sam Mendes • Chorégraphie : Matthew Bourne • Producteur : Avec : Jonathan Pryce (Fagin), Sally Dexter (Nancy), Miles Anderson (Bill Sykes), Gregory Bradley/James Daley (Oliver), Paul Bailey/Adam Searles (Artful Dodger), James Saxon (Mr Bumble), Jenny Galloway (Widow Corney), David Delve (Mr Sowerberry)Commentaires : Un énorme succès, ce revival de Oliver! au Palladium de Londres pendant 4 ans!!!!! Il faut dire que Sam Mendes signe la mise en scène et Matthew Bourne la chorégraphie.
This £3.5 million lavish production was praised as the ultimate version, and went on to become the longest-running show in the history of the London Palladium. Subsequent Fagins included George Layton, Jim Dale, Russ Abbott, Robert Lindsay and Barry Humphries. Subsequent Nancys included Claire Moore, Ruthie Henshall and Sonia Swaby.
A huge success.
Oliver! (2003-11-US Tour)Type de série: US Tour
Théâtre: US Tour ( - Etats-Unis) Durée : 1 an 4 mois 1 semaine Nombre : Première Preview : 13 November 2003
Première: 13 November 2003
Dernière: 20 March 2005Mise en scène : ???? ???? • Chorégraphie : ???? ???? • Producteur : Commentaires longs: A North American tour began in 2003, produced by Cameron Mackintosh and Networks. It ran till March 2005 and played most major theatrical venues in the U.S. and one in Canada. The show was directed by the London team which managed the Sam Mendes version in London and the Australian tour, with Graham Gill as director. The cast included Mark McCracken as Fagin, Renata Renee Wilson as Nancy, and Justin S. Pereira Oliver Twist.
Oliver! (2008-10-US Tour)Type de série: US Tour
Théâtre: US Tour ( - Etats-Unis) Durée : Nombre : Première Preview : Inconnu
Dernière: InconnuMise en scène : Chorégraphie : Producteur : Commentaires longs: In October 2008 Columbia Artists Theatricals mounted a new North American National tour directed by Clayton Philips starring Zach Levovitz as Fagin, Quentin Arujo as Oliver, and Rhiannon West as Nancy. The production toured until March 2009.
Oliver! (2009-01-Drury Lane-London)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Drury Lane Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 an 11 mois 4 semaines Nombre : 829 représentationsPremière Preview : 13 December 2008
Première: 14 January 2009
Dernière: 08 January 2011Mise en scène : Sam Mendes • Rupert Goold • Chorégraphie : Matthew Bourne • Producteur : Avec : Rowan Atkinson (Fagin), Jodie Prenger/Tamsin Carroll (Nancy ), Burn Gorman (Bill Sykes), Julius D’Silva (Mr Bumble) , Wendy Ferguson (Widow Corney) , Julian Bleach (Mr Sowerberry), Louise Gold (Mrs Sowerberry) Laurence Jeffcoate/Gwion Wyn Jones/Harry Stott (Oliver), Eric Dibb Fuller/Ross McCormack/Robert Madge (Artful Dodger)Commentaires : Although based on the 1994 Palladium production, some new dance sequences were created and the Palladium prologue was removed. The show now opened, as it originally did in 1960, with the workhouse children entering, singing “Food Glorious Food”. The roles of Nancy and Oliver were cast via another BBC reality TV series. When Rowan Atkinson fell ill in April 2009, Russ Abbot took over for three months, after which Fagin was played by Omid Djalili. In December 2009, Griff Rhys Jones took over for six months, with Russ Abbot returning for another six months. Even before opening night, the show had broken all box-office records at Drury Lane (doubtless due to the TV publicity). For the final month, Griff Rhys Jones returned to see show to its triumphant end on January 8 th , 2011.Presse : CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "A cracking night of tuneful entertainment...It's absolutely fantastic showbiz." MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, " Although this is sanitised Dickens, Bart manages to write some thumping good tunes...Rowan Atkinson turns in a sprightly, distinctive performance...Jodie Prenger as Nancy ...acquits herself extremely well."QUENTIN LETTS for THE DAILY MAIL says, "Rowan Atkinson, playing that warped scout master Fagin, was the eyebrow-wriggling, funny-walking, laugh-wringing supremo of the show...Jodie Prenger, who won the part of the doomed, decent Nancy in a primetime BBC1 talent show, stands up to the test like a sturdy galleon...Anyone who needs cheering up should get along to Drury Lane sharpish and catch this humdinger of a night." MICHAEL COVENEY for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Well, is it a great musical? Yes. Is Rowan Atkinson any good as Fagin? Fairly good, fairly funny, but he can't sing very well... [Jodie Prenger] Her voice is okay, but she can't act and she doesn't have the depth of lung power to fill a plastic bag, let alone a West End theatre on a nightly basis...A masterpiece is restored, but not in its fullest glory." BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "Jodie Prenger...went on to prove herself a tough, coarse, credible presence with a big, robust voice...Oliver! remains as good and revivable as anything he [Bart] wrote." NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "I felt director Rupert Goold, came up with a traditional, unadventurous Oliver."
Oliver! (2010-12-Belgian Tour)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Belgian Tour ( - Belgique)Durée : 4 mois 1 semaine Nombre : Première Preview : 08 December 2010
Première: 08 December 2010
Dernière: 17 April 2011Mise en scène : Frank Van Laecke • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Commentaires : Capitole (Gent): 8/12/2010 - 18/12/2010
Stadschouwburg (Antwerpen): 25/12/2010 - 20/2/2011
Capitole (Gent): 1/3/2011 - 13/3/2011
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Ed Sullivan Show février 1964
Oliver! (1963-01-Original Broadway Run-Imperial Theatre)
Qualité: *** Intérêt: ***
Langue: Anglais Durée: 0:03:05