Oliver Twist - Birmingham Rep
Dates & Times
Wed 29 Apr 20
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Thu 30 Apr 20
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Fri 1 May 20
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Sat 2 May 20
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Mon 4 May 20
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Tue 5 May 20
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Tue 5 May 20
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Wed 6 May 20
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Thu 7 May 20
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Thu 7 May 20
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Sat 9 May 20
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  • Press Night
  • Post Show Discussion

Following recent government guidelines, please note that all performances of Oliver Twist are cancelled to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please find our full statement here.

Born into poverty and misfortune, Oliver Twist escapes the workhouse for a life of adventure where he joins Artful Dodger, Fagin and their mischievous gang of pick pockets. But the enjoyment is short lived as he falls under the influence of the vicious Bill Sikes.

This bold, brutal and beautiful new play of Oliver Twist sends you on a dark adventure through the twisted streets of London. Adapted by award-winning playwright Bryony Lavery (The Lovely Bones,Treasure Island and Frozen), every performance of Oliver Twist will feature the use of integrated creative sign language, audio description and captioning.

Oliver Twist is in association with Ramps On The Moon, following the huge success of previous shows, The Government Inspector, Our Country's Good and The Who's Tommy. Now in its fourth year of seven, Ramps On The Moon is a consortium of seven major UK theatres, of which The REP is a key player, committed to putting D/deaf and Disabled artists and audiences at the centre of their work. 

Please note, this thrilling new drama is a play not a musical. 


Director Amy Leach
Adapter Bryony Lavery
Designer Hayley Grindle
Composer Oliver Vibrans
Lighting Designer Joe Fletcher
Sound Designer John Biddle
Projection Designer Akhila Krishnan
Puppet Designer & Director Rachael Canning
Dramaturg Jenny Sealey
BSL Consultant Daryl Jackson
Audio Description Consultants Benjamin Wilson and Chloe Clarke
Lead BSL Interpreter Dave Wycherley
Creative Enabler Kirsty Pennycook
Creative Assistant Directors Nicole Joseph and Adam Bassett 
Casting Director Kay Magson CDG
Associate Director Hannah Quigley


A harmonious and exciting piece of theatre that breathes new life into Dickens' masterpiece... An unmissable, extraordinary production


Brutal, brave and brilliant

Fairy Powered

Disabled people are still woefully under-represented in the arts, but Amy Leach’s production offers an entertaining, embracive, necessary corrective

The Stage

This buccaneering production is a visual feast

The Times

Embracing the grittier origins of Dickens’ story

Always Time For Theatre

Big, powerful, entertaining and moving

British Theatre Guide

A thoroughly captivating evening’s entertainment

The Reviews Hub

It was a stroke of genius to make Fagin a female character

The Culture Vulture

A multi-layered production and, if you see it five times, you will see something different every time

Yorkshire Times

Company & Creatives


Ticket Information

From £15
Weekday matinees from £10

Fees and Charges
Please note we charge a transaction fee of £2.50 on all payment types. This covers administration costs and postage and enables us to provide a dedicated booking service. This charge does not apply to transactions under £10, group bookings over 50 and school group bookings. We also waive this charge if you are a REP Friend. Please talk to a member of our BOX office team if you require further information.

Further Information
Running Time 2 hours 30 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)
Age Recommendation 11+
The script for Oliver Twist is a new adaptation. This adaptation is being created in keeping with the tone of Dickens’ novel and will aim to stay true to the dark, brutal and sometimes violent nature of the original story. It is not a musical. The play depicts violence and abuse against women and children and people with learning disabilities. It also shows depictions of suicide. Contains haze. Please contact our Box Office team if you have any specific questions.