The classic musical ‘Oliver!’ is set to be performed on stage in Malta from the 5th to the 14th of April by Masquerade Malta.
‘Oliver!’ is based on Charles Dickens' novel "Oliver Twist" and tells the story of a young orphan boy who falls into the clutches of a gang of thieves in Victorian London while looking for love and encountering larger-than-life figures like Fagin, the Artful Dodger, Nancy, and Bill Sikes.
With an award-winning score by Lionel Bart, the musical features well-known songs such as ‘Food Glorious Food’, ‘I'd Do Anything’, and ‘Consider Yourself’.
Since its debut in 1960, ‘Oliver!’ has gained widespread recognition. The play then debuted on Broadway shortly after having a lengthy and record-breaking run in London's West End. The well-known film adaptation also won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and got ten nominations for Tony Awards before taking home three of them.
Supporting the stellar cast is a highly experienced creative team, with director Anthony Bezzina, musical director Kris Spiteri, choreographer Valerie Burke, set designer Romualdo Moretti and costume designer Simona Mamo.