Playhouse production


24 Nov 2023 – 27 Jan 2024

  • Venue
  • Running time
    2 hours and 30 minutes (including one 20-minute interval)
  • Age guidance
  • Group bookings

Consider yourself one of the family at Leeds Playhouse this festive season for Lionel Bart’s award-winning musical, Oliver!

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens, Oliver! follows the story of a small boy with a big heart as he journeys from a desolate workhouse to the paved streets of Victorian London in search of love and a place to call home.

Featuring memorable songs such as ‘Food, Glorious Food’, ‘Oom Pah-Pah’, ‘I’d Do Anything’ and the angelic sounds of ‘Where is Love?’, Oliver! is a heart-warming theatrical masterpiece suitable for all.

James Brining directs this timeless large-scale musical following the spectacular success of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical. To make your visit even more magical, we’ll be transforming the Quarry stage into a theatre ‘in the round’ this festive season.

A Leeds Playhouse production by special arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh. Lionel Bart’s Oliver!. Book Music and Lyrics by Lionel Bart, freely adapted from Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist. Production licensed by Music Theatre International.

Preview performances: Fri 24 and Sat 25 Nov.

Production images. Credit Alastair Muir


From the rehearsal room

Welcome photos week 1


Carter-J Murphy

Oliver Twist

Nicholas Teixeira

Oliver Twist

Theo Wake

Oliver Twist

Steve Furst


Hughie Higginson

The Artful Dodger

Felix Holt

The Artful Dodger

Noah Walton

The Artful Dodger

Chris Bennett

Bill Sikes

Jenny Fitzpatrick


Frankie Hart

Bet / 1st Cover Nancy

Minal Patel

Mr Bumble

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Lionel Bart

Writer, Book Music and Lyrics

James Brining


Colin Richmond

Set and Costume Designer

Lucy Hind

Choreographer / Intimacy Director

Toby Higgins

Musical Supervisor

Luke Holman

Musical Director

Guy Hoare

Lighting Designer

Richard Brooker

Sound Designer

Knoetics Music

Orchestral Manager

Eleanor Manners

Associate Director/Voice Coach

Jo Goodwin

Associate Choreographer/Associate Director Young Company

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    Arts Council
  • Leeds City Council
  • LTB Foundation
  • Principal Partner

    Caddick Group
  • Principal Access Partner

    Irwin Mitchell