About the Play

Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart’s Oliver! takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young, orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates the London’s underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and – most importantly – for love. When Oliver is picked up on the street by a boy named the Artful Dodger, he is welcomed into a gang of child pickpockets led by the conniving, but charismatic, Fagin. When Oliver is falsely accused of a theft he didn’t commit, he is rescued by a kind and wealthy gentleman, to the dismay of Fagin’s violent sidekick, Bill Sikes. Caught in the middle is the warm-hearted Nancy, who is trapped under Bill’s thumb, but desperate to help Oliver, with tragic results. With spirited, timeless songs like “As Long as He Needs Me,” “Food, Glorious Food,” and “Where is Love,” Oliver! is a musical classic.

Play Credits

Words and music by Lionel Bart
Based on the novel “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens
(presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International)

Our Team


Thursday, February 8,  8PM
Friday, February 9,  8PM
Saturday, February 10,  2PM & 8PM
Sunday, February 11, 2PM

Thursday, February 15,  8PM
Friday, February 16,  8PM
Saturday, February 17,  2PM & 8PM
Sunday, February 18,  2PM

Bob Buckley

Chris Ness

Kieren Day

Erin Coon

The Cast

Callum Aldworth
Oliver Twist

Grace Aldworth
Youth Ensemble

Keelan Ballantyne
The Artful Dodger

Sharlene Beck
Ensemble/Mrs. Sowerberry

Katie Bekking

Aaron Bennett
Bill Sikes/Ensemble

Jo-Ann Buckley

Michael Card
Ensemble/Mr. Sowerberry/Street Merchant

Dave Carisse

Ted Coach
Ensemble/Mr. Brownlow

Murray Cook

Sherri Coulson
Ensemble/Mrs. Corney

Jack Dallimore
Youth Ensemble

Lori Dallimore
Rose Seller/Ensemble

Olivia Davis
Nipper/Youth Ensemble

Christopher DeLenardo
Youth Ensemble / Charlie Bates

Kirstie Duke

Dave Fearnley

Isabel Fearnley
Milk Maid/Ensemble

Zelia Forrest

Meghan Fox

Mia Greatrix
Youth Ensemble

Betty Kelly
Ensemble/Old Sally

Ty Kennedy
Ensemble/ Noah Claypole/ Knife Grinder

Ainsley Hobart
Bet / Ensemble

Gillian Lacroix
Ensemble/Mrs. Bedwin

Lenna Lesperance
Youth Ensemble

Charlotte (Charlie) Lilley
Youth Ensemble

Lauren Kitsemetry
Youth Ensemble

Valerie MacKinnon

Al McNair
Ensemble/Mr. Brownlow

Gideon Meenye
Youth Ensemble

Dorothy McCallion
Ensemble/Mrs. Corney

Janet Ness

Riley Ough
Ensemble/ Charlotte

Leah Potje
Youth Ensemble

Sylvie Potje
Youth Ensemble

Zaira Puniska
Youth Ensemble

Rosa Ringhofer
Ensemble/Mrs. Bedwin

Ken Robertson
Mr. Bumble/ Dr. Grimwig

Mike Saddy
Mr. Bumble/ Dr. Grimwig

Robert Smith
Bill Sikes / Mr. Sowerberry

Jacob Stauber
Youth Ensemble

Liam Stauber
Youth Ensemble

Walter Stewart

Liisa Taverner
Ensemble/Mrs. Sowerberry/Strawberry Seller

Meredith Thomson
Youth Ensemble

Jayden Tinianov
Ensemble/Noah Claypole

Sebastian Tufford

Marshall Woodcock
The Artful Dodger

Charlotte Voo
Youth Ensemble


Georgian Theatre

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Barrie,  ON L4M 3X9

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