So I’ve adapted Dickens again.
This year’s Christmas show at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre in Kentish Town is Oliver Twist.
Already, more tickets have been sold before opening night than for any other show since Giant Olive moved in a year ago. And there’s still a fortnight before the show goes up.
There’s a great cast, including Eddie Kingham (who starred as Scrooge in last year’s production of A Christmas Carol) as Fagin, and I can tell you now that man is doing sterling work. Watch him before he gets famous. And Ray Shell is again working wonders with the directing.
Also? Wipe the memory of the musical from your heads. This is going back to the raw source material, and it can be a dark and nasty place.
Previews start on Monday 30th November at eight of your earth pounds, going up to twelve quid a couple of days later, and tickets are on sale now.