A Pocket Oliver Twist at the National Children’s Theatre
A Pocket Oliver Twist at the National Children’s Theatre from 6 June to 23 July: “Please Sir, I want some more!” These immortal words will be transformed and given a new lease of life onstage at the National Children’s Theatre (NCT) during the winter school holidays from 6 June 2011. This production will transport audiences of all ages into the vibrant, visual heart of Victorian England.
Multi-award winning Artistic Director Joyce Levinsohn, adapted this Charles Dickens timeless tale of the orphan boy who dared to ask for more, into a fun, professional piece of entertainment. She creates a story telling space that engages audiences from the opening scene. Great care has been taken to highlight the messages from the Dickens’ classic. Both young and old will be enthralled by this new musical version …
A Pocket Oliver Twist! a plot with an exciting twist, wonderful dialogue, brilliant characterization, a sense of theatre, mystery, melodrama and humour. Authentic costumes, professional actors and a cast of enchanting children from the NCT Theatre Workshops will make this a memorable theatre experience.
The ending is what the audience wants – We witness Oliver’s triumph of innocence over evil; we escape with him from the dark underworld to the bright warmth of a loving home. This wonderful, well paced entertaining Dickens Classic is destined to be the smash hit of the season. Audiences will leave the theatre with an exciting pocketful of Oliver.
Meet all the legendary characters – Fagin (Drummond Marais), the young pickpocket Artful Dodger (Matt Counihan), a menacing professional burglar Bill Sykes (Nicholas Nkuna), Mr. Brownlow (Matthew Ramsey Short), Nancy (Jodie Renouf) and Monks & Policeman (Gareth Worth).
Treat your children to some great interactive entertainment of the enriching variety and discover how asking for more can make your dreams come true.
This production has been made possible by the generous support of the National Arts Council (NAC).
When & Where?
A Pocket Oliver Twist will run at The National Children’s Theatre (NCT), 3 Junction Avenue, Parktown, from 6 June until 23 July 2011. During school holidays, performances are Mondays to Saturdays at 10.30am and 2.30pm. During the government school term, performances are weekdays at 9.00am and 10.30am.
Ticket prices: R80 (children) and R90 (adults).
Block bookings and specials are available for schools, groups and birthday parties. For booking enquiries please phone Sue.
Bookings can be made through the theatre on 011 484 1584/5, and through Computicket on 083-915-8000.
Booking is essential.
There is ample free safe parking available within the grounds of the complex.
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