Happy Hour #94 – Oom-Pah-Pod – ‘Oliver!’

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It’s time to talk about the show that put the UK on the Musical Theatre Map – ‘Oliver!’ It’s the story of the orphan boy who asked for more and was sent on a journey that would change his life forever. In this episode we talk all about Lionel Bart’s fascinating journey to writing the show, discuss the incredible movie adaptation and how it compares to the stage show, the incredible influence this musical had on other UK musicals in the future, and Jimi cracks Tommy, whatever that means…

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Oliver! (1994 West End Revival Recording)

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If you haven’t seen the incredible movie adaptation of ‘Oliver!’ then you simply MUST!

What do you think about the character portrayals of Fagin and Nancy? Let us know!

You might know Rachel Tucker from her stint as Elphaba or starring in Come From Away, but did you know she got started by not winning the search for the next Nancy – ‘I’d Do Anything’?

It would be obscene of us not to mention the ULTIMATE Oliver Twist adaptation – ‘Oliver and Co.’ What’s better, this or ‘Consider Yourself’?

No I’m being serious, it has Bette Midler as a poodle.

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This show has (at least) three things in common with ‘Singin’ in the Rain.’

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