Storyhouse Chester announces Oliver Twist! production for Christmas 2021

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Chester’s Storyhouse has announced Oliver Twist! as its Christmas 2021 production.

The team behind last year’s production of A Christmas Carol will bring their irreverent and riotous take on the Dickens classic to the stage from Saturday, 4 December.


It’s Storyhouse’s second Christmas show since the pandemic started to decimate British theatre, with last year’s hit closing on Boxing Day after having run for four weeks.

The piece will run to Sunday, 16 January with a range of both socially distanced and full capacity seating plans throughout the run.

Our street-savvy production of the Dickens favourite. Big-hearted joy, feelgood songs, purse-snatchers and dogs, all live from the gutter this Christmas!

The piece has been adapted by Alex Clifton with casting to be confirmed.

Tickets go on sale noon Sunday 26 September for Storyhouse Members (£4 a month) before general sale from Friday 15 October.

Storyhouse’s CEO, Andrew Bentley said: “If you were lucky enough to catch A Christmas Carol before Boxing Day, or one of the live streams, you’ll have a sense of what is in store this Christmas.

“We’ve been auditioning the kids, the dogs, we’ve been practising our dipping, Fagin may not be keen on splashing out at Christmas but we’re not going to let him have his way. Christmas was never cancelled at Storyhouse last year even though it may have had a Bill Sykes-sized knock on the head.

“We will be proceeding with criminal intent this year as ever and are looking forward to our customers doing the same.”

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