This Weekend Is Your Last Chance to See VA Stage’s Oliver Twist


Virginia Stage Company’s music-driven adaptation of Charles Dicken’s Oliver Twist closes on this Sunday.

Oliver Twist that takes audiences on a gritty journey of hope and the search for identity, all while exploring what it means to be born into a certain class. Adapted by Patrick Mullins with music by Jake Hull, the show’s namesake character embarks on an electric struggle for a better life that still resonates today.

Says The Virginian-Pilot, “The style of the adaptation and storytelling is easily recognizable as Patrick Mullins’ to anyone who has seen his VSC adaptation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. However, the music, the visuals and the actors work together to make a show that feels unique.”

In collaboration with The Governor’s School for the Arts and developed in part by Zeiders American Dream Theater, Mullins’ Oliver Twist is a jubilant world within a world that tells a classic story of want and the fulfillment of a wish. Due to ongoing renovations to Norfolk’s historic Wells Theatre, this production is produced at TCC’s Roper Performing Arts Center and includes a cast of 25 made up of both professional actors and GSArts students.

Oliver Twist opened on October 28, and after 18 performances, closes this Sunday. Tickets for each show start as low as $20, while the best seats in the house are available for $55 with discounts for groups, students, and the military.

Virginia Stage Company is southeastern Virginia’s leading theatre destination, serving an audience of over 70,000 annually both at the Wells Theatre and throughout the community. Virginia Stage Company’s mission is to “enrich, educate, and entertain the region by creating and producing theatrical art of the highest quality.”

Performances at TCC’s Roper Performing Arts Center

Thursday, November 10: 8:00 PM
Friday, November 11: 8:00 PM
Saturday., November 12: 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 14: 2:00 PM

Tickets available online or at the Box Office.