3rd-6th August 2015


After running away from the orphanage run by the heartless Mr. Bumble, Oliver meets the Artful Dodger and is recruited to pick pockets for Fagin. There, Oliver finds a friend in Nancy, but neither she nor the boy are fit for a life of crime.


Bart's musical adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic novel Oliver Twist tells the story of young orphan Oliver as he travels through the dark underbelly of London society. The musical score features many famous numbers including Consider Yourself, Food Glorious Food, As Long As He Needs Me and It's A Fine Life.


Dates: Wednesday 5th August - Saturday 8th August 2016

Venue: Braid Arts Centre, Ballymena

Artistic Director & Producer: Lesley Henry

Musical Director & Producer: Cillian Donaghy

Choreographer: Kara McCartney

Production Designer: Sarah McIntosh

Assistant Producer & Director: Maeve Johnston

Assistant Musical Director: Matthew Quinn

Stage Manager: Claire McIntosh

Assistant Stage Manager: Ruairi McLarnon

Sound & Light Technician: Paddy Dinsmore, Loft Sound

Set Design & Hire: Bobby White, Scenemaker

Hair & Make-up: Tracy Collins

Dialect & Acting Coach: Ross McKenna

Programme Photography: Stacey Dickie

Wardrobe: Lynne Murray

Make-up Assistant: Rachel McBride, Tanya Heaney

Head Chaperones: Alana Patterson, Katy Tweed, Leah Taylor


Oliver: Jay Chaudhry

Dodger: Jack Berry

Nancy: Anna McCloskey

Fagin: Daniel McNamee

Mr. Bumble: Boaz Hughes

Widow Corney: Sheályn Caulfield

Bill Sykes: Aaron Ball

Mr. Brownlow: Charlie McCready

Mr. Sowerberry: Ben McGarvey

Mrs. Sowerberry: Lucy McCluskey

Charlotte: Lauryn Heaney

Noah Claypole: Richard Collins

Bet: Enya Young

Mrs. Bedwin: Róise Pelan

Dr. Grimwig: Matthew Crawford

Rose Seller: Ellen Magee

Milkmaid: Emily Campbell

Strawberry Seller: Lile Keenan

Old Sally: Ella McCloskey


“All the world’s a stage”