Today, the cast has been announced for Ramps on the Moon’s Oliver Twist, produced by Leeds Playhouse and visiting the Crucible from Wednesday 13 - Saturday 23 May 2020.
Directed by Leeds Playhouse’s Associate Director Amy Leach (The Night Before Christmas, Hamlet, Road, Romeo & Juliet) and adapted by award-winning playwright Bryony Lavery, it will star Brooklyn Melvin as Oliver, Nadeem Islam as the Artful Dodger, Caroline Parker MBE as Fagin, Clare-Louise English as Nancy, Stephen Collins as Bill Sykes. The cast will be completed by Katie Erich as Rose, Rebekah Hill as Luna, Georgia Jackson as Fingers, Steph Lacey as Mrs Thingummy, Jack Lord as Mr Brownlow, Craig Painting as Mr Sowerberry, Mitesh Soni as Charley Bates and Benjamin Wilson as Mr Bumble.
Every performance of Oliver Twist will feature integrated creative sign language, audio description and captioning. The production plays in the Crucible from Wednesday 13 – Saturday 23 May as part of a tour of theatres, all of which are part of the Ramps on the Moon consortium alongside Graeae, the UK’s leading disabled-led theatre company.
The creative team includes Designer Hayley Grindle, Lighting Designer Joe Fletcher, Sound Designer John Biddle, Composer Oliver Vibrans, Associate Director Hannah Quigley, Puppet Director Rachael Canning, Dramaturg Jenny Sealey, Projection Designer Akhila Krishnan, BSL Consultant Daryl Jackson, Audio Description Consultants Benjamin Wilson and Chloe Clarke, Lead BSL Interpreter Dave Wycherley, Creative Enabler Kirsty Pennycook, Creative Assistant Directors Nicole Joseph and Adam Bassett and Casting Director Kay Magson CDG.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from Sheffield Theatres’ Box Office in-person, by phone on 0114 249 6000 or online here.