by Peter Griffith, based on the novel by Charles Dickens

 

Oliver Twist is born in the parish workhouse. No-one knows who his parents are. For his first nine years he encounters nothing but cruelty. When Oliver runs away to London, his situation is even worse. He is taken in by Fagin and taught to become a pickpocket. And then Fagin’s brutal colleague Bill Sikes needs a small boy to help him on a burglary…

 

The novel 'Oliver Twist' tells an exciting story – and at the same time it is an impassioned plea for justice for the poor, and for decent values and humanity in all levels of society.

 

 

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Extract from the script 'Oliver Twist'

Narration: The parish authorities issued three meals of thin gruel a day. Boys have generally excellent appetites. Oliver Twist and his companions suffered the tortures of slow starving. At last the boys got so wild with hunger, that a council was held; lots were cast who should walk up to the beadle after supper that evening, and ask for more; and it fell to Oliver Twist.
Oliver: Please sir, I want some more.
Mr. Bumble: What!
Oliver: Please sir, I want some more.
Mr. Bumble: I beg your pardon! Oliver Twist has asked for more! Of all the artful and designing orphans that I ever see, Oliver, you are the most barefacedest. I distinctly heard him ask for more, after he had eaten his supper! He did, sir! Of all the ungratefullest and worst-disposed boys as I ever see, you are the – This boy will be hung! I was never more convinced of anything in my life, than I am that this boy will come to be hung.