RATING FOR OLIVER TWIST
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British playwright, author, and director, Neil Bartlett who previously adapted Dickens' Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol, has instead captured the dark, grimy world of Victorian London using only Dickens' original words. Following the play's premiere (to much critical acclaim) in London, Bartlett wrote “the first decision taken was that the adaptation would be made out of Dickens’ original language and nothing but. Indeed, the extraordinary energy and volatility, the sadistic black comedy and sheer dramatic guts of Dickens’ actual sentences are the raisons d’etre of this piece. I wanted the show to be as alarming, compelling and as wickedly comic as Dickens’ words are.”
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