“Please sir, I want some more.” Oliver’s innocent
request lands him in trouble with the workhouse Matron and the Beadle and sets
him on his famous adventure. He is sold to a local undertaker, but runs away and
is picked up by the Artful Dodger who invites Oliver to ‘Consider Yourself’ one
of us! Fagin’s Gang set out to ‘Pick A Pocket or two’ and take Oliver along, but
he is arrested and taken before the magistrates. When he finds Oliver was an
innocent bystander, Mr Brownlow, the victim of the gang, takes Oliver in.
Fagin’s Thief, Bill Sykes is afraid Oliver will give away their set-up and sends
his girlfriend , Nancy to get Oliver back. Eventually Oliver is restored to Mr
Brownlow, who by a million to one chance happens to be his Grandfather. Fagin
sets out to rebuild his gang with the Dodger. ‘Food glorious Food’ and ‘Where is
Love’ are just two of the popular songs from Lionel Bart’s lively musical based
on Charles Dicken’s Oliver Twist.