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Tue 13 Mar - Sat 21 Apr 2012 (ARCHIVED LISTING)

This fabulous new production brings vividly to life Dickens' timeless characters with its ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more. Lionel Bart’s sensational score includes Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, You’ve Got to Pick-a-Pocket or Two, I’d Do Anything, Oom Pah Pah, As Long As He Needs Me and many more. 

 

OLIVER! recently completed a two year run at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London where it opened to rave reviews, sell-out business and the biggest advance sales of all time for a West End show. In 2010, OLIVER! celebrated its 50th birthday, having premiered in the West End in 1960.
 

Brian Conley plays Fagin from Tuesday 3 April – Saturday 21 April. Playing the role of Nancy, Cat Simmons appears from Tuesday 3 April – Saturday 21 April.

 
Iain Fletcher will play ‘Bill Sikes’, Jack Edwards as ‘Mr Bumble’, Suzie Chard as ‘Widow Corney’, Stephen Moore as ‘Mr Brownlow’, David Langham as ’Mr Sowerberry’, C J Johnson as ‘Mrs Sowerberry’, Stevie Hutchinson as ‘Noah Claypole’, Emma Dukes as ‘Bet’ and Victoria Hay as ‘Charlotte’.
 
“Consider yourself brimming over with foot-stomping joy” South Wales Argus
“The whole cast were truly fantastic. 10/10 without doubt” Real Radio
“We were dazzled – make sure you pick up a ticket or two” Western Mail
 
BRIAN CONLEY is one of the UK’s most versatile actors and performers. His West End stage credits include ‘Edna Turnblad’ in “Hairspray” at the Shaftesbury Theatre, ‘Caractacus Potts’ in “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” at the London Palladium, as well as originating the role of ‘Al Jolson’ in “Jolson” at the Victoria Palace for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical.  On television, he is probably best known for playing ‘Doug Digby’ in “The Grimleys”, his ITV1 show “The Brian Conley Show”, his hugely successful “An Audience with Brian Conley” and numerous Royal Variety Performances.
 
Cat Simmons' theatre credits include the leading role of Mary Magdalene in the recent tour of "Jesus Christ Superstar". Her West End credits include "Whistle Down the Wind" and "Fame". She also appeared in the Young Vic’s sell out production of "Simply Heavenly" and the Old Vic’s production of "Aladdin" opposite Ian McKellen. She is probably best known for her regular role as "DC Kezia Walker" in the long running ITV drama The Bill.
 
Iain Fletcher is probably best known as ‘DC Rodney Skase’ in the long-running TV series “The Bill”, a role which he played for 9 years. Other television credits include “Casualty”, “Murphy’s Law”, “Doctors”, “Family Affairs” and “Band of Brothers”. Theatre credits include ‘The King’ in “The Three Musketeers” at Rose Theatre Kingston, and ‘Sam Carmichael’ in “Mamma Mia!” in the West End.

Tue - Fri Eves at 7.30pm

£21.50£25.50£31.50£37.50£42.50£48.00

Wed & Thu Mats at 2pm

£18.50£22.50£28.50£34.50£39.50£45.00

Sat Mats at 2.30pm, Sat Eves at 7.30pm, Sun Mats at 2.30pm & Fri 6 April 7.30pm (no perf on Sun 8th Apr)

£22.50£27.50£35.50£42.50£47.50£52.00

Our Circle Restaurant, StageSide Bar & Restaurant, Deli Bar, Champagne & Canapés, and Theatre Packages are available throughout but please see below for additional Dining options during Oliver!

“Food Glorious Food” Buffet £16 (Under 12yrs £12)
Available Pre-show Saturday  21 April.
Served ‘Oliver’ style at communal tables, in one of our hospitality suites, join in the fun and enjoy dishes from the famous song!

Menu
'Gruel'... Not really, but you'll love our warming beef & vegetable stew with crusty bread.
Hot Sausage and Mustard... Local pork & leek sausages, Emily’s Beer Mustard.
Pease Pudding and Saveloys... Lovingly crafted pudding (sort of mushy peas!) and spicy sausage
Penne Pasta, chicken, tomatoes, Basil, Olives and Garlic (for those of you who love the song, but not necessarily the content! Can be served without chicken as a vegetarian option.)
Cold Jelly and Custard (layered Trifle style)
Peaches and cream (with raspberries and meringue)

There will be a bar and soft drinks available in the room and your places will be reserved for you for the interval, so don’t forget to pre-order your drinks or ice creams!

Call 0844 338 9000 to reserve your place.
 
For parties of 20 or more, the Food Glorious Food Buffet is available before or after any performance, please call our Events Team: 0844 338 6500
 
Corporate Hospitality: A ‘Fine Dining’ version of Oliver Twist’s ‘Food Glorious Food’ - £49
  • Exclusive use of a private hospitality suite
  • Champagne reception
  • 3 course meal followed by coffee
  • A complimentary show programme (per couple)
  • A dedicated team for your event
  • 20% discount on all post show drinks purchased at StageSide.

Menu
Warm salad of spicy sausage & pease pudding
A tasting of ‘Gruel’ – cream of leek & potato
Pan fried fillet steak, braised oxtail, red wine jus, carrot puree, parsnip crisps, fondant potato
Trio of Oliver desserts
Coffee

For more information call our Events Team on 0844 338 6500

Midweek offer!
A free programme and welcome drink when you purchase a two or three course meal from our Circle or Stagside Restaurant. Tue - Thu performance. T&Cs apply.

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Tue 13 - Sat 21 Apr 2012 (ARCHIVED LISTING)

Reviews

I Went to see 'Oliver' on Sat 7th April at the Birmingham Hippodrome with some friends and couldn't fault the show.We had excellent seats the cast was superb the costumes, sets, music and 'Bullseye' made it a show to remember. Look forward to seeing the young actors in the future.
Lynn \\ 08/04/2012
We recently came to see Cameron McKingtosh,s production Oliver on frid 6th Apri tickets were a wedding Anniversary present excellent seats stalls row D just want to say It is to date one of the best shows ive seen Brian Conelly was amazingly good as Fagin his sense of humour was just right as was the rest of the cast ive have since gone on to reccommend this show to family and friends well done all and thankyou for making our evening so special we hope to return soon to be wow,d and entertained well done
yvonne bourke \\ 08/04/2012
I went to see this show sat 07/04/12. Brilliant performances by Brian Conley(fagan),Cat Simmons(nancy) and all the cast.At the end of the show every member of the cas t were applauded except for Iain Fletcher(Bill Sikes) who got roundly booed.
Mark Harrell \\ 08/04/2012
Went to see Oliver! last night, 6 October - absolutely fabulous! Cast were amazing,songs were brilliant and Brian Conley was hilarious as Fagan... made my night. A must see production.
Cathy \\ 07/04/2012
We watched the show last night, (Fri 6/4/12) and was gobsmacked to say the least. The whole crew were breathtaking and the scenes/props were out of this world. Brian Conley as Fagin was tremendous, as was Cat Simmons as the role of Nancy. Kudos to the whole crew, from the actors to all that goes on backstage as well as the orchestra. A step back in time and one I'd throughly recommend. Keep up the good work! Thank you for a superb night!!
Georgina Corish \\ 07/04/2012
We have just been to see Oliver, what an amazing performance. Brian Conley outstanding as Fagin. A big thank you to all the performers & all the crew for a fantastic show, well done.
Karen \\ 07/04/2012
Saw Oliver! this afternoon. What a fantastic show, a great performance by all. Brian Conley was born to play Fagan!The set was amazing.Could happily have stayed and watched it all over again.
Michaela \\ 07/04/2012
We all really enjoyed Oliver last night. Having last seen it in Drury Lane (Rhy Jones & Prenger) a couple of years ago it was great to have the tour on home turf. Brian Conley was brilliant as Fagin ad-libbing hilariously when there was a small issue with the mics. Cat Simmons made a great Nancy with super renditions of oom pah pah and as long as he needs me. Harry Polden was our Oliver and mesmerising in the role. Bit sad not to see Max Greisbach as Dodger but only because we know him. Our little boy's favourite parts were all linked to Bullseye who was rather cute it has to be said. Great cast, fab sets, stellar performances ~ thank you for some super entertainment. Back at the Circle for pre show dinner having frequented StageSide most recently ~ same menu, slightly more convenient but still nigh on impossible to squeeze drinks and desert into the interval but good fun trying!! Roll on May!
The Tennants  \\ 06/04/2012
Saw the performance last night and we were fortunate to have seats at the front. Wow! What a fabulous show and we enjoyed it as much as seeing it in London when the production opened with one of the'TV Olivers', Jodie Prenger as Nancy and Rowan Atkinson as Fagin. Well done Brum Hipp. Another brilliant production and we will be back soon to see The King and I. Thank you
KathyH \\ 06/04/2012
Saw Oliver yesterday at Hippodrome in Birmingham. Amazing!! Brilliant Cast & Performance well worth going to see.
Kate Day \\ 06/04/2012
We came to see Oliver on the Thursday evening, 29th March after eating at the Stage side restaurant. What a fantastic show, Neil was brilliant as Fagin, and the cast gave their all to make it a memorable night. The actors that played Oliver, the Artful Dodger and Bill Sykes on that evening also shone. Thanks to all
Carol \\ 05/04/2012
Went Weds 4th April with my friend, we were both amazed at how fantastic the whole show was, the sets lighting and scenery/effects were outstanding, the cast were amazing and we could not stop smiling, what a feel good show with the wow factor. We loved Brian Connolly as Fagin, go see it if you can get tickets! x
Lorraine \\ 05/04/2012
I went to see Oliver on 5th April and it was fantastic! Brian Conley was brilliant as Fagin. The scenery and the rest of the fabulous cast made it a show to remember!
Jenny \\ 05/04/2012
I went to see Oliver on 5th April and it was fantastic! Brian Conley was brilliant as Fagin. The scenery and the rest of the fabulous cast made it a show to remember!
Jenny \\ 05/04/2012
Early morning start from North Wales for last Thursday,s afternoon, performance. Brilliant! everything about the show was superb, the whole cast, the songs and the background scenery were fantastic,well worth getting up at 5.00a.m. to catch the early train.
Heulwen Rowlands \\ 04/04/2012
We went to see Oliver on Sunday 1st April with our 2 daughters.What an amazing show,the cast were all superb.Nancy`s voice sends chills down your spine, you could hear a pin drop when she sang. Neil Morrisey was fantastic very surprised at how talented he was. The back drops were out of this world. Cant praise the show enough.
Mrs Dawn Court \\ 04/04/2012
Absolutely Brilliant!One of the best shows we have ever seen!The whole cast were excellant, we were totally drawn in to the show from the start to finish. 5 stars!
Pauline \\ 03/04/2012
Fantastic show with spectacular scenery and costumes. Neil was brilliant as Fagin and Nancy was a treat too. If I had a criticism or three; the artful dodger's speaking parts were clipped and difficult to hear, the music overpowered "Food, glorious food" and at one point an errant stage light shone in eyes of the first 3 rows. But it was still fantastic and worth a visit.
Ian \\ 03/04/2012
We went to see Oliver on Thursday 29th March and what a wonderful performance. Really enjoyed Neil Morrisey and Nancy, but the rest of the cast was excellent. Had great seats in Row D of the stalls.
Sue \\ 03/04/2012
AMAZING! AMAZING!AMAZING! My first musical and my first visit to Birmingham Hippodrome.I took my 9 year old cousin her favourite musical is Oliver she has watched the film so many times.....I didnt think it would be my kind of thing but the show was brilliant, the whole cast outstanding, the set, costumes music and songs fantastic...the whole show brilliant...I would definately recommend the show to anyone!!! Booked Sister Act for Ocotber next cant wait..... :-)
Louise \\ 03/04/2012
Had been waiting years to see this; it's my favourite musical. Wasn't disappointed as it was an outstanding show. The children performed remarkably and I was totally transfixed from start to end. Would see it again without a doubt.
Katie \\ 02/04/2012
Saw 'Oliver' Sunday Matinee 1st April (but no April fools in this show). Brilliant performances, every song a show stopper and BIG NUMBER. the scenery was awesome, and I left the theatre happily humming Oomp Oomp Pah. Well worth the ticket price and more. Thanks to all Performers and Crew.
Margaret Briggs \\ 02/04/2012
It was our first theatre experience and it was amazing. Loved every minute of it. The cast was truly brilliant. Have recommended it to everyone :)
Toni \\ 02/04/2012
Oliver !! went to see saturday night 31/3 what a great show , all the cast were great and it went far to fast , would recommend it to all
Paul \\ 02/04/2012
We went to see Oliver on Friday, 30th March. We regularly go to the theatre for a monthly girls night out. This was an excellent show. Would recommend it to everyone. Outstanding performances by Nancy and the Artful Dodger, although all the cast were excellent. The fact that everyone booed Bill Sykes instead of applauding showed how great he was at playing a villain! I'm sure we will see many of the children in shows in years to come.
Alison \\ 02/04/2012
Saw the show on Sunday 1st April (afternoon). Amazing show - great for anyone to watch (my husband and daughter aged 9 loved it too..) Great cast, scenary and songs.
Tina Smith \\ 02/04/2012
HI EVERYONE. WENT TO SEE OLIVER ON THE 1ST APRIL. WHAT A BRILLIANT PERFORMANCE. YOU REALLY GOT INVOLVED WITH THE STORY. NEIL MORRISY WAS A VERY GOOD FAGAN AND IT WAS HIS LAST PERFORMANCE. BUT WHAT A BRILLIANT ACTOR. THE SCENE CHANGES WERE FANTASTIC.THE BRILLIANT SONGS AND COSTUMES,- WELL YOU FELT YOU WERE WITH THEM IN TIME. GO AND SEE IT YOU WILL NOT BE DISSAPOINTED.
Janice Burchell \\ 02/04/2012
Bought tickets for this as a Mothers Day present for my wife and my own mom. I decided when booking I would go myself - - am so glad I went with them. You have got to see this - Awesome musical - Neil's fantatic performance as Fagin, in fact, all the cast were brilliant. On a closing note can I thank everyone involved delivering this production - worth every penny. Best bit for me was seeing my moms eyes welled up at the end - made a 76 year old very very happy. Can't thank you all enough. Cheers.
Phil \\ 31/03/2012
What a wonbderful show this is. Cast, music, scenery, costumes, lighting - all superb! And Neil Morrissey, you are a legend! We loved it!
Gayle \\ 31/03/2012
What a spectacular performance. We went to see oliver last saturday afternoon 24th and we are going again this saturday afternoon. Neil played a excellent Fagin and Max Greisbach played a excellent Dodger. Thank you all for all you hard work and making oliver such a pleasure to watch. Each and everyone of you were suberb. Sue
susan may \\ 30/03/2012
Watch out for the street scenes, what an excellent display of moving backgrounds; very atmospheric. Whole production is value for money. Only complaint, didn't last long enough. Well done Hippodrome for bring this extravagansa to Birmingham
Dave Beech \\ 30/03/2012
Oliver what a fantastic show went on the 21st March. Have seen many performances at the Hippodrome and this is one of the bests. So glad I didn't miss out on this one. Neil Morissey plays a brilliant Fagin. I know we will be seening the Artful Dodger in other shows as he was amazing.Got so drawn into the show that I was crying at the end. Such a wonderful experience that I will never forget thank you to all the cast.
Angela Mardling \\ 28/03/2012
Saw the show on Friday 23rd March... outstanding! I love to hear children sing and they were magnificant! Couldn't fault it...Samantha Barks was perfect for the role of Nancy and has an incredible voice. Bill Sykes amazing and Fagin excellent too! Scenery and scenery changes have come a long way in the last 10 years and this musical ran like clockwork.
Sheela \\ 28/03/2012
absolutely amazing! if you haven't seen it you need to! Nancy was fantastic and Neil Morrisey gave a great performance as Fagin while the children were unbelievable!
Kerry McGrath \\ 28/03/2012
This was the first time we've been to the Hippodrome but we will definately be back - lovely theatre and we had great seats in the middle circle. All of the cast of Oliver! were great and we were amazed at how talented the children were. The set changes were done well and all of the different scenes looked good and were convincing. The music by the orchestra was magical! Would definately recommend everyone to see it!
Mandeep \\ 28/03/2012
i have waited yrs to see oliver from wen i done the play at school many yrs ago,,,, i was not disappointed in the slightest neil morrissey played fagin and nany was brilliant she had a wonderful voice,,,, little oliver played his part perfectly and dodger was a proper little tike lol,,,, all in all brilliant thanks to my husband for tain me x
claire \\ 28/03/2012
Vert entertaining show with great sets. Well worth seeing. Birmingham Hippodrome very nice venue with good acoustics downstairs
r hellaby \\ 27/03/2012
First class production. Loved Neil Morrissey, Samantha (Nancy) and all the cast were excellent.
R Brandist \\ 27/03/2012
A great show which we both enjoyed. Fortunately it was a musical as it was very difficult in the upper circle to hear any more than 30% of the diaglogue, which made it hard at times to follow.
N. J. Davis \\ 26/03/2012
Oliver Twist excellent show - Nancy was amazing - Fagin played be Neil Mossisey was very good but often slipped into his own voice !!! got to keep in the style of Fagin. Would recommend seeing though as its fab fast excellent voices and dancing.
Tyler \\ 26/03/2012
I have been in the theater at Birmingham (birmingham hippodrome theater) which is modern theater and I attended Oliver twist play and the show was fabulous and amazing with excellent direction and looks genuine and... take the audiences to the past old events, Oliver twist is very popular English novel and I have read it when I was in school. It will be good idea if you can get the opportunity to see this wonderful play
Anas Al-Abachi \\ 26/03/2012
Went to the show on Friday 23rd March. Great performance. All the cast were brilliant but especially the kids!
Darren \\ 26/03/2012
First time we have seen the stage version of Oliver. It was fantastic, so full of energy. Neil Morrisey was brilliant as Fagin. Samantha Barks as Nancy was absolutely amazing
Kevin Wrapson \\ 26/03/2012
There whole production, cast, scenery changes was past first class it was excellent we enjoyed the whole performance.
Terence F Potts \\ 26/03/2012
The musical Oliver was absolutely brilliant, very much enjoyed
Marilyn Maclean \\ 26/03/2012
Oliver.. What a show!!!! I saw the London Production some time ago. I came again with my friend to Birmingham and the production in my opinion was better. From the stars to the kids (my fave was nipper) You could be be missing some thing great
Phyl Packer \\ 26/03/2012
Fabulous show. Everything about it was excellent, the stars, the scenery and the singing.Enjoyed seeing Neil Morissey.
Angela \\ 26/03/2012
This production of Oliver had a lot to live up to for me having seen the drury lane production with rowan Atkinson and Jodie prenger a few years back. Was not disappointed, this was a great performance, particularly by Oliver, dodger, nipper and of course Neil morrissey who was more than capable of stepping into rowan's shoes as Fagin. A must see! Not to sure about Brian Conley though so I recommend you see it this week while morrissey still leads the cast.
Amie \\ 26/03/2012
I loved this production. My mum and I thought Neil Morrissey made a brilliant Fagin, we completely lost ourselves in the performance. Kara Lane was fantastic as Nancy too. We loved every minute of it.
Katie \\ 26/03/2012
Took our 7 year old grand daughter to see this. Absolutely brilliant - a truly magical experience and would recommend it for children of a similar age as well as adult. You will not be disappointed. Congratulations to all of the cast in the performance.
Malcolm \\ 26/03/2012
Really enjoyed the show, it was excellent. Every cast member performed brilliantly.
Jackie  \\ 26/03/2012
This is the first time i have ever responded to a review. Neil Morrisey was beyond belief,what an incredible interpretation of the character Fagin. You could see by his facial expressions and body stances that he was loving the performance as much as the paying public. Nancy was brilliant with that booming cockney accent of hers which extended all along the songs she sang. Ileave the best thing till last though. THE SCENERY and its changes from scene to scene. The movement of scenes in the London streets was amazing, you thought you where really there and the streets where not restricted by the stage depth, i am sure i saw parts of Warwick old town a couple of times. Awonderful evening out.
larry \\ 26/03/2012
Went to see Oliver! We were all absolutely blown away! Any show that keeps 3 children glued to their seats must be good. All the children were absolutely fantastic and I have never watched anything so entertaining. Nancy had such a powerful voice it raised the roof! The part of Fagin was made for Neil Morrissey, he had you believing he was that person and I got so drawn into it I never wanted the show to end. Neil was good enough to allow us into his dressing room at the end because it was my sons birthday. What a wonderful, friendly and down to eath person he is. Thank you to everyone there, but especially Neil for making our night one to remember.
DEBBIE \\ 26/03/2012
Just returned from a weekend in Birmingham and the highlight was both the show and the pre theatre dinner at the Hippadrome. Both were excellent and would recommend to anyone visiting the area. The cast were brilliant, especially The Artful Dodger but as a group they were magnificent. Its a must see show and I think Brian Connelly will make an excellent Fagin. Credit to the people back stage the stage setting and costumes were excellent. Also the restaurant staff were polite and efficient and the meal was superb. We will definately be back.
Margaret Marsden \\ 26/03/2012
I have seen that fantastic show last week at and I have attended Oliver twist play and enjoyed and the show was fabulous and amazing with excellent direction and looks genuine and... take the audiences to the past old events, Oliver twist is very popular English novel and I have read it when I was in school. It will be good idea if you can get the opportunity to see this wonderful play
Anas Al-Abachi \\ 26/03/2012
An absolutely brilliant production. The scenery was amazing, and the performances very professional. The evening was very enjoyable, staff were pleasant and helpful. Just wish the theatre was not so hot!
Margaret mcgettrick \\ 26/03/2012
I first saw oliver in london about three years ago and Omid Djalili was fagin and it was excellent, went on Tuesday 20th March with my husband, Neil Morrissey was fagin he was excellent and we enjoyed the show. Well done to all the cast a fantastic show
Wendy \\ 26/03/2012
what a fantastic show fagan neil morrissey was outstanding took my granson and going to book again thankyou all the cast c u soon grandad cliff
clifford williams \\ 25/03/2012
Loved the show. Wasn't sure before seeing it if I would enjoy Morrissey as Fagin but I was pleasantly surprised - he played the part well and could sing and dance as well as anyone. Nancy has a wondeful, strong voice. The whole cast did very well. My 10 year old loved it as much as me. Didn't want the show to end. Went home singing all my favourite songs and continued to do so for the next week after.
Jacky W \\ 24/03/2012
My youngest daughter is part of the childrens Ensemble for this stage of the OLIVER!UK tour and biased or not, this show is absolutely amazing. Neil Morrisey and the rest of the cast are a credit to Lionel Bart's masterpiece.
Dave Hughes \\ 22/03/2012
Wonderful show & what a superb Fagin Neil Morrissey is, we saw this show in London, home turf is so much better!! We were lucky enough to speak with Neil and Iain after the show..what lovely men, thank you to everyone at the Hippodrome for all your hard work bringing us this great show
LYNN \\ 21/03/2012
A truly spectacular show. All the cast were superb right down to the smallest child.The scenery effects are amazing and the dance routines wonderful. You come away with a great feeling of having seen a fabulous show. A must to see again and again. Well done the Birmingham Hippodrome no wonder you are one of if not the best theatre in the UK. Ross & Linda
Ross Muller \\ 21/03/2012
What a fantastic performance.its a must to go and see this show.the whole of the cast was superb .thankyou for a lovely night.
Jackie & Eddie \\ 21/03/2012
Saw Oliver last week on Saturday. Enjoyed the show as a whole although wasn't blown away as I have been before at the Hippodrome. Nancy unfortunately was ill for the second half of the show but her understudy did brilliantly to pick up the role mid way through. Neil Morrisey was very good, didn't realise he could sing! Struggled with hearing some of the speech, sound appeared to be very quiet - we were quite far back! On the whole was a good show.
Becky \\ 21/03/2012
What a super performance by all of the cast! Neil Morrisey was extremely good but the most outstanding singing performance was by 'Nancy' - what a powerful voice indeed. An excellent show, no matter how many times you've seen 'Oliver'! Well done to all the children.
Mandy\\16/03/2012 \\ 21/03/2012
We watched Oliver about a week ago I've never been to a theatre and I must say it was breath taking. From the moment I got there I was amazed. The show was sensational and made me laugh so much. The cast are truly talented and have amazing voices. They capture and show the musical I'm such a way that it leave you wanting more. The choreography was fabulous. I'd recommend Oliver to anyone of any age. It's inspired me to go to the theatre again.
A Gutheridge  \\ 21/03/2012
Saw this last Saturday. Fantastic show, thoroughly enjoyed it. The opening number by the workhouse children put goosebumps up my spine, brilliantly done. All the songs were very well done, though on a personal note felt a bit more could have been made of OomPahPah. Choreography great, wasn't expecting to see so many people on the stage at once. The sets were brilliant. A few issues with sound early on. Neil Morrisey and excellent Fagin and Nancy was sung fantastically. My first visit to Birmingham Hippodrome and very pleased with the leg room on offer, one of the better ones I've been to. Will be back. Well done all.
Karen \\ 21/03/2012
What a treat. All the cast were superb.
linda smith \\ 20/03/2012
This was a Christmas present to my daughters, their partners and our grandchildren. Each generation had a wonderful time. All of the cast were superb especially Neil Morrisey and the actor who played Bill Sykes. We consider ourselves 'one of the family' now and will recommend to all our friends.
Maxine \\ 20/03/2012
Saw Oliver on Sat 17th Mar. Overwhelmed with the production. Will Eddon as the ARTFUL DODGER particularly magnificent. As was Seb Croft as Oliver, and the little boy, sooo cute! Nancy brought me close to tears singing As Long As He Needs Me. Neil Morrissey looked the double of Ron Moody!!!! FANTASTIC and deserved the full house! LOVED IT!
Sandra Smith \\ 20/03/2012
What an excellent show - we loved every minute of it. Neil Morrissey owned Fagin a tremendous performance from him. All the cast were excellent and the performances from all the boys were wonderful. Certainly stands out as one of the Hippodromes best!
Ann \\ 20/03/2012
Simply fantastic, a really lovely family show that we all enjoyed. Well done everyone. The whole experience was very good. Staff helpful and pleasant . Can't wait to book up for Dirty Dancing.
Helen Jackson \\ 20/03/2012
Took my family to see Oliver on the 15th for my youngest sons 13th birthday treat.All I can say is it was a treat for the whole family.Thoroughly enjoyed by all, the cast were superb and the scenery and staging was some of the best we have seen. I would recommend it to anyone.
Ian Shakespeare \\ 20/03/2012
Saw it here years ago with Roy Hudd as Fagin so it was wonderful to see its latest production with Neil Morrissey. What a brilliant Fagin he is.The whole production is first rate with the London sets fitting spectacularly on the Hippodrome stage.
Richard Roper \\ 20/03/2012
a really good well performed show, with the whole cast giving a superb performance. The actress playing Nancy was superb with her portrayal of the character and her lovely voice. I must see musical.
Keith Brawn \\ 20/03/2012
Can,t believe I finally got to see Oliver, 1 of my must sees & I must say it was definitely worth the wait, absolutely fantastic, came for the matinee performance on the 15th march. Had a meal in the stage side restaurant before, a must food, the staff the restaurant lovely, thank you, Neil morrissey as fagin, Harry polden as Oliver, what a beautiful voice, Samantha barks as nancy, your voice is amazing & Iain fletcher as bill skies played the part brilliant, well done to you allxxx
Jayne Matthews \\ 20/03/2012
super,brill,fab. this is a must see show from bulls eye to oliver every performance was brilliant.well done every one and thank you all very much for a wonderful show
susan buckley \\ 20/03/2012
Every minute was enjoyable! The children were all so professional and confident as were the rest of the actors!. The dance scenes were colourful and lively. Neil Morrissey was fabulous as Fagin. Enjoyed it so much we have booked again to see Brian Conley in the role of Fagin!
Jane Edgar-Lane \\ 20/03/2012
I'm not an avid theatre goer but this was excellent the cast was superb the youngsters were brilliant and Neil was great as Fagin adding a few ad libs as he went along Great show !!!
Graham Beck \\ 20/03/2012
We came along to the production and our expectations of Neil Morrissey were fulfilled. I agree with other comments he did put his stamp on it and is a fine versatile actor who had the ability to make you believe in his character. We often go to London to the theatre and this production was amongst the best. Thank you all for an entertaining time.
Beverley S \\ 20/03/2012
Neil Morrisey put his own stamp on the character of Fagin and he was superb. The whole company gave a very entertaining performance too. The stage set was very clever as was the lighting.
Maria \\ 18/03/2012
WOW! This production is a must see, I saw it last night and was truly blown away by the talent. Couldn't help dancing around to consider yourself. Go See it!
Jodie Sanders \\ 16/03/2012
Just got back from seeing Oliver, what an amazing performance from all the actors/actresses, well recommended!!
Julie \\ 16/03/2012
Saw Oliver! last night at The Hippodrome in Birmingham and it was amazing! Excellent choreography, wonderful set and costumes. A real induldgence into your childhood. The actors were outstanding, every character pulling out the best qualities of the originals which shows superb script writing. The composer has also done a brillian job. I want to see it again!
Georgia \\ 16/03/2012
What a fabulous performance! Loved everything: stage set, lighting, effects - everything! All the players were wonderful and I particularly admired the Artful Dodger and Nancy - brilliant!
Linda Kelly \\ 15/03/2012
Feel so uplifted by a fabulous show. The whole cast was incredible.A wonderful production. Well done!
Sonia Nicholls \\ 15/03/2012
Loved every minute of it. Fantastic performances from the whole cast. Great backdrops too, especially the street scenes of London. Thanks for a brilliant show.
Jenny \\ 15/03/2012
Watched the opening show last night at the Hippodrome. It was fantastic, despite the "technical" hitch at the beginning, nothing could distract from a fantastic cast and brilliant performances. Was it worth seeing? Without a doubt!
Sarah \\ 14/03/2012
Absolutely brilliant. Highly entertaining. Stage set is amazing and the choreography to go with it. The atmosphere of the stage performance worth experiencing even though you might be familiar with the story and have seen the films. I highly recommend going to see this.
David Monk \\ 13/03/2012
Just seen Brian Conley as Buttons in Cinderella. I laughed till I ached! Cannot wait to see him as Fagin in 'Oliver'. What a showman.
Ann Slaughter \\ 08/01/2012
Saw this in the West End and it was amazing! Such a fantastic production with an amazing cast, amazing set and costumes and Brian Conley will make an excellent Fagin! Very excited for this tour!
James \\ 27/05/2011
Saw Oliver! at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London a few years ago and it was abseloutly amazing! So glad it's going on tour as it has fantastic songs, brilliant sets and scene changes and costumes and Brian Conley will surely be a great Fagin! As I said for the Cinderella page he will be excellent as he is an all-round entertainer and is fantastic in whatever he does! Compared to past excellent shows at the Hippodrome such as We Will Rock You, Les Miserables, Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Sound of Music! Oliver! will be a fantastic show that you couldn't ask for MORE!
James \\ 14/05/2011

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