Leeds Playhouse in association with Ramps On The Moon presents

Oliver Twist

By Bryony Lavery. Adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens. Directed by Amy Leach

Thursday 16 April - Saturday 25 April 2020

Theatre - Tickets: £37.50 - £10.50

Age guidance 11+ - Approximately 2 hours including interval


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 sends you on a dark adventure through the twisted streets of London. Adapted by award-winning playwright Bryony Lavery, 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. Now in its fourth year, this pioneering initiative from seven major UK theatre companies is committed to putting D/deaf and disabled artists and audiences at the centre of their work. For more information visit https://www.rampsonthemoon.co.uk/

Find out about performance content, triggers and advisories here.

A new play by Bryony Lavery
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens

Schools Tickets

School tickets are £12.50 each (subject to availability). One teacher goes free with every ten tickets purchased.
Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

Groups Tickets

Groups of 10 or more can save up to 20% on tickets (subject to availability). Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.


We provide audio description, signing and captions for all performances for this production. A relaxed performance is also available.

Audio Description:
Audio description is delivered on stage at every ​performance of Oliver Twist. No headsets are needed to access the audio description for this show.

Touch Tours will be available. Contact the Box Office for more information.


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

‘an unmissable, extraordinary production’

‘big, powerful, entertaining and moving’
British Theatre Guide

‘a thoroughly captivating evening’s entertainment’
The Reviews Hub

‘this buccaneering production is a visual feast’
The Times

The Guardian

The Observer

Cast and Crew

Name Role
Stephen Collins Bill Sikes
Clare-Louise English Nancy
Katie Erich Rose
Rebekah Hill Luna
Nadeem Islam Artful Dodger
Georgia Jackson Fingers
Steph Lacey Swifty/Miss Thingummy
Jack Lord Brownlow
Brooklyn Melvin Oliver
Craig Painting Sowerberry/Fang
Caroline Parker Fagin
Mitesh Soni Charlie
Benjamin Wilson Mr Bumble
Amy Leach Director
Hayley Grindle Designer
Hannah Quigley Associate Director
Joe Fletcher Lighting Designer
Akhila Krishnan Projection Designer
Oliver Vibrans Composer
John Biddle Sound Designer
Rachael Canning Puppet Designer and Director
Daryl Jackson BSL Consultant
Jenny Sealey Dramaturgy

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