History Theatre / Oliver

27th Apr '17 6:38:32 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ArtfulDodger: Well of course. In fact even more so than in the book.

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17th Apr '17 3:35:31 AM dieseldragons
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* CheerfulChild: Oliver brings out the best in nearly everyone he meets, even Fagin. The exceptions to this [[HumansAreBastards are the completely heartless]].
17th Apr '17 3:27:21 AM dieseldragons
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* BerserkButton: [[BewareTheNiceOnes Do not insult Oliver's dead mother.]]

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* BerserkButton: [[BewareTheNiceOnes Do not insult Oliver's dead mother.]]]] Or call him a liar for that matter, doesn't matter whether you are a "work ass" calling jerkass or Bill BigBad Sikes himself, you will make an ugly scene.


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* ContrivedCoincidence: Oliver witnesses and initially gets blamed for Dodger pick-pocketing, [[spoiler: his own great uncle, no less.]]
26th Feb '17 12:06:34 AM PaulA
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24th Feb '17 1:59:22 PM Berrenta
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10th Aug '16 5:32:21 PM MrCaptainA
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* KnightOfCerebus: Bill Sykes. The show gets ''much'' darker once he shows up.
25th Jun '16 9:26:50 PM PaulA
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4th Apr '16 12:24:52 AM PaulA
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''Oliver!'' is a musical adaptation of ''Literature/OliverTwist'', with book, music, and lyrics all by Lionel Bart. It premiered on London's West End in 1960, had its first Broadway production in 1963.

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''Oliver!'' is a musical adaptation of ''Literature/OliverTwist'', with book, music, and lyrics all by Lionel Bart. It premiered on London's West End in 1960, and had its first Broadway production in 1963.



* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Both Nancy and Sikes grew up in Fagin's gang of child pickpockets, and some stage productions deliberately imply this trope when casting a younger actor as Sikes. (This actually adds a surprising amount of heartbreaking FridgeLogic to an already tragic and abusive relationship.)
* CompressedAdaptation: A lot of plot convolutions and their related characters, particularly regarding Oliver's tangled family history, get left out. [[AdaptationDistillation This largely works to the play's benefit.]]

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* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Both Nancy and Sikes grew up in Fagin's gang of child pickpockets, and some stage productions deliberately imply this trope when casting a younger actor as Sikes. (This actually adds a surprising amount of heartbreaking FridgeLogic to an already tragic and abusive relationship.)
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* CompressedAdaptation: A lot of plot convolutions and their related characters, particularly regarding Oliver's tangled family history, get left out. [[AdaptationDistillation This largely works to the play's benefit.]]



* DoubleEntendre / ParentalBonus: The entirety of "Oom-Pah-Pah" is a glorious pileup of double entendres, with [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar just enough subtlety]] to avoid being cut from even the most kid-friendly productions. Though it's up to the viewer to decide whether "oom-pah-pah" is meant to be alcohol, sex, or both.

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* DoubleEntendre / ParentalBonus: DoubleEntendre: The entirety of "Oom-Pah-Pah" is a glorious pileup of double entendres, with [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar just enough subtlety]] to avoid being cut from even the most kid-friendly productions. Though it's up to the viewer to decide whether "oom-pah-pah" is meant to be alcohol, sex, or both.
24th Jan '16 4:41:02 AM Menshevik
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* VillainSong: "Pick a Pocket or Two" for Fagin, "My Name" for Sikes. Other characters who have villainous traits such as the Bumbles and the Sowerberries have their own in "Oliver" and "That's Your Funeral" respectively.

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* VillainSong: "Pick "[[VillainousAdviceSong You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two" Two]]" for Fagin, "My Name" for Sikes. Other characters who have villainous traits such as the Bumbles and the Sowerberries have their own in "Oliver" and "That's Your Funeral" respectively.
21st May '15 12:38:27 AM PaulA
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TheMovie was released in 1968. It was directed by Creator/CarolReed (''Film/TheThirdMan''). It starred Creator/OliverReed (Carol's nephew) as Bill Sikes, Mark Lester as Oliver (with his songs sung by a girl, Kathe Green), and Ron Moody as Fagin. In a year which featured ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', ''Film/{{Bullitt}}'', ''Film/RosemarysBaby'', and other great films, this one [[AwardSnub somehow won]] the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Picture. It was the last musical to win Best Picture until ''Film/{{Chicago}}'' 34 years later, and it remains the ''only'' G-rated movie to win.

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TheMovie was released in 1968. It was directed by Creator/CarolReed (''Film/TheThirdMan''). It starred Creator/OliverReed (Carol's nephew) as Bill Sikes, Mark Lester as Oliver (with his songs sung by a girl, Kathe Green), and Ron Moody as Fagin. In a year which featured ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', ''Film/{{Bullitt}}'', ''Film/RosemarysBaby'', and other great films, this one [[AwardSnub somehow won]] It was the last musical to win the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Picture. It was the last musical to win Best Picture until ''Film/{{Chicago}}'' 34 years later, and it remains the ''only'' G-rated movie to win.
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