Premiere 14 September 2019
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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. New Swedish translation Ulricha Jonsson.

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

Acclaimed founder of the ground-breaking dance company Bounce, Fredrik Benke Rydmanhas a string of successes to his name. With his background in street dance and his unwavering belief in children’s abilities, he’s the perfect choice to add 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. In the lead up to ”Oliver!, 100 children aged 6 to 11 have participated in a year-long ”Oliver School” run at the Göteborg Opera – with free classes in song, dance and acting. Sixty of these children divided into three groups will perform in the production; among them the two main roles Oliver and Dodger.

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. The songs include Food Glorious Food, Consider yourself, I'd do anything, You've got to pick a pocket or two, Oom-pah-pah and Where is love?  
Get ready ... for ”Oliver!”

“Oliver! is a fantastic musical, now presented for the first time in Gothenburg. It puts children center stage and is characterized by a raw nerve, wit and street energy that is typical for both London and Gothenburg.”Stephen Langridge, Artistic Director Opera/Drama 2013–June 2019

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84 performances. Runs until 26 april 2020.

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Upcoming shows

September 2019

Sat 14/9
18:00
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Fri 20/9
19:00
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Sat 21/9
15:00
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Sat 21/9
19:30
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Sun 22/9
16:00
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Wed 25/9
19:00
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Fri 27/9
19:00
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Sat 28/9
15:00
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Sat 28/9
19:30
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October 2019

Tue 1/10
11:30
Main Stage 
School performance
Book: gruppbiljetter@opera.se
Thu 3/10
19:00
Main Stage 
Private performance
Not available for purchase
Fri 4/10
19:00
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Sat 5/10
18:00
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Sun 6/10
16:00
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Wed 9/10
19:00
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Sat 12/10
18:00
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Sun 13/10
13:30
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Wed 16/10
19:00
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Thu 17/10
19:00
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Sat 19/10
15:00
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Sat 19/10
19:30
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Sun 20/10
16:00
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Tue 22/10
19:00
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Fri 25/10
19:00
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Sat 26/10
15:00
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Thu 31/10
19:00
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November 2019

Sun 3/11
18:00
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Thu 7/11
19:00
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Fri 8/11
19:00
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Fri 15/11
19:00
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Sat 16/11
15:00
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Sat 16/11
19:30
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Fri 22/11
19:00
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Sun 24/11
18:00
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Fri 29/11
19:00
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Sat 30/11
15:00
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Sat 30/11
19:30
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December 2019

Wed 4/12
19:00
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Private performance
Not available for purchase
Fri 6/12
19:00
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Sat 28/12
13:30
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Sat 28/12
18:00
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Tue 31/12
18:00
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January 2020

Fri 10/1
19:00
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Wed 15/1
19:00
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Fri 17/1
19:00
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Sat 18/1
18:00
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Wed 22/1
19:00
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Fri 24/1
19:00
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Sat 25/1
15:00
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Sat 25/1
19:30
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Sun 26/1
16:00
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Wed 29/1
11:30
Main Stage 
School performance
Book: gruppbiljetter@opera.se

February 2020

Sun 2/2
18:00
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Fri 7/2
19:00
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Sat 8/2
15:00
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Sat 8/2
19:30
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Sun 9/2
18:00
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Thu 13/2
19:00
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Sat 15/2
18:00
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Sun 16/2
16:00
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Thu 20/2
19:00
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Fri 21/2
19:00
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Sat 22/2
15:00
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Sat 22/2
19:30
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Wed 26/2
19:00
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Private performance
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Fri 28/2
19:00
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Ticket release 30 Sep @ 10am
Sat 29/2
15:00
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Ticket release 30 Sep @ 10am
Sat 29/2
19:30
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March 2020

Sat 14/3
18:00
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Wed 18/3
19:00
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Fri 20/3
19:00
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Sat 21/3
15:00
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Sat 21/3
19:30
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Fri 27/3
19:00
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Sat 28/3
13:30
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Sat 28/3
18:00
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Tue 31/3
19:00
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April 2020

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

Contact us

Christina Nilssons Gata, 411 04 Göteborg
Telephone (switch) 031–10 80 00
Ticket office & Restaurant 031–13 13 00

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