Oliver!

Premiere 14 September 2019
  • Musical
  • 14 sep 201926 apr 2020, Main Stage.
  • Ensemble

    Team

    Conductor and musical direction
    Bjorn Dobbelaere
    Direction and choreography
    Fredrik Benke Rydman
    Co-director
    Victoria Brattström
    Set design
    Frida Arvidsson
    Costume design
    Lehna Edwall
    Lighting design
    Tobias Hallgren
    Orchestra arrangement
    William David Brohn

    Ensemble

    Oliver
    NN
    Dodger
    NN
    Fagin
    David Lundqvist
    Nancy
    Caroline Gustafsson
    Bill Sykes
    Tobias Ahlsell
    Mr. Bumble
    Markus Pettersson
    Widow Corney
    Anna-Maria Hallgarn
    Mr. Sowerberry
    Lars Bethke
    Mrs. Sowerberry
    Åsa Fång
    Charlotte Sowerberry
    Emilia Hallstensson
    Noah Claypole
    Nils Reinholtz
    Bet
    Sigrid Thomas Lyri
    Mr. Brownlow
    Lars Hjertner
    Old Sally
    Ingahlill Wagelin
    Mrs. Bedwin
    Kajsa Reingardt
    Dr. Grimwig
    Ole Forsberg
    Ensemble
    Children’sensemble
    The Göteborg Opera Orchestra

Ticket release 23 April @ 10am

Oliver!

Musical by Lionel Bart.

Fredrik Benke Rydman’s version of this beloved musical, based on the celebrated novel by Charles Dickens.

Music and text Lionel Bart (1930–1999) based on Charles Dickens’ novel Oliver Twist.

Performed in Swedish. Swedish translation Ulricha Jonsson.

The homeless orphan Oliver Twist has a very hard life. He’s tossed around like a worthless token between people and situations. Each time he gets a break, the glimmer of hope quickly disintegrates, casting him right back into the depths of despair. Yet even in the depths he finds warmth and kindness, albeit in questionable forms. Nancy, a “tart with a heart”, is perhaps one the most tragic of all. Then there’s Fagin, a pragmatist, survivor and master pickpocket. Can anyone be trusted?

Fredrik Benke Rydmanacclaimed founder of the ground-breaking dance company Bounce, has a string of prior successes to his name. With a background in street dance and an unwavering belief in children’s abilities, he’s the perfect choice for adding a new dimension to Lionel Bart’s poignant musical. Benke Rydman and his team cleverly reveal the vast chasm between children’s and adults’ perspectives. It’s a world infused with crackling energy, imaginative freedom and stunning dance performances. 

The world premiere of Oliver! took place in London’s West End in 1960. The film version of the musical won 6 Oscars in 1969. Get ready ... for Oliver!

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84 performances. Runs until 26 april 2020.

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Upcoming shows

September 2019

Sat 14/9
18:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Fri 20/9
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sat 21/9
15:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sat 21/9
19:30
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sun 22/9
16:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Wed 25/9
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Fri 27/9
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sat 28/9
18:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am

October 2019

Tue 1/10
11:30
Main Stage 
School performance
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Thu 3/10
19:00
Main Stage 
Private performance
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Fri 4/10
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sat 5/10
18:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sun 6/10
16:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Wed 9/10
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sat 12/10
18:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sun 13/10
13:30
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Wed 16/10
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Thu 17/10
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sat 19/10
15:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sat 19/10
19:30
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sun 20/10
16:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Tue 22/10
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Fri 25/10
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sat 26/10
15:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Thu 31/10
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am

November 2019

Sun 3/11
18:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Thu 7/11
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Fri 8/11
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Fri 15/11
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sat 16/11
15:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sat 16/11
19:30
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Fri 22/11
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sun 24/11
18:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Fri 29/11
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sat 30/11
15:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sat 30/11
19:30
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am

December 2019

Wed 4/12
19:00
Main Stage 
Private performance
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Fri 6/12
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sat 28/12
13:30
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sat 28/12
18:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Tue 31/12
18:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am

January 2020

Fri 10/1
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Wed 15/1
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Fri 17/1
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sat 18/1
18:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Wed 22/1
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Fri 24/1
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sat 25/1
15:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sat 25/1
19:30
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sun 26/1
16:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Wed 29/1
11:30
Main Stage 
School performance
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am

February 2020

Sun 2/2
18:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release Sept 2019
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Fri 7/2
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release Sept 2019
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sat 8/2
15:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release Sept 2019
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sat 8/2
19:30
Main Stage 
Ticket release Sept 2019
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sun 9/2
18:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release Sept 2019
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Thu 13/2
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release Sept 2019
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sat 15/2
18:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release Sept 2019
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sun 16/2
16:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release Sept 2019
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Thu 20/2
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release Sept 2019
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Fri 21/2
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release Sept 2019
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sat 22/2
15:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release Sept 2019
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sat 22/2
19:30
Main Stage 
Ticket release Sept 2019
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Wed 26/2
19:00
Main Stage 
Private performance
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Fri 28/2
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release Sept 2019
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sat 29/2
15:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release Sept 2019
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sat 29/2
19:30
Main Stage 
Ticket release Sept 2019
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am

March 2020

Sat 14/3
18:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release Sept 2019
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Wed 18/3
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release Sept 2019
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Fri 20/3
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release Sept 2019
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sat 21/3
15:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release Sept 2019
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sat 21/3
19:30
Main Stage 
Ticket release Sept 2019
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Fri 27/3
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release Sept 2019
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sat 28/3
13:30
Main Stage 
Ticket release Sept 2019
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sat 28/3
18:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release Sept 2019
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Tue 31/3
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release Sept 2019
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am

April 2020

Fri 3/4
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release Sept 2019
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sat 11/4
15:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release Sept 2019
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sat 11/4
19:30
Main Stage 
Ticket release Sept 2019
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Wed 15/4
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release Sept 2019
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Fri 17/4
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release Sept 2019
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Thu 23/4
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release Sept 2019
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Fri 24/4
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release Sept 2019
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sat 25/4
18:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release Sept 2019
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sun 26/4
16:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release Sept 2019
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am

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