16 May 2023
One of the greatest and most beloved family musicals of all time, Oliver!, is set for a new production from Masquerade Malta in 2024.
With a famous and award-winning score by Lionel Bart, Oliver! features instantly recognisable musical numbers such as Food Glorious Food, I’d Do Anything, Where is Love? and Oom-Pah-Pah.
The incredible story, based upon the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, has captivated generations. It follows Oliver, a young, orphaned boy as he navigates London’s underworld of thieves, searching for love and meeting larger-than-life characters including Fagin, the Artful Dodger, Nancy and Bill Sikes.
Oliver! has been a household name since its premiere in 1960. Shortly after, the production enjoyed a long and record-breaking run in London’s West End and opened on Broadway. It received 10 Tony Award nominations, winning three, while the famous film adaptation also won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
“We can’t wait to continue our reputation for staging unforgettable musicals in Malta with Oliver! next year,” says Masquerade Malta Artistic Director, anthony bezzina, who will also direct the production alongside a highly experienced creative team. “Stay tuned for audition details, which we will announce soon to find the show’s cast of both adults and children.”