Oliver! goes on tour in the UK

Lionel Bart’s Oliver! will tour the UK from December, with Neil Morrissey and Brian Conley taking on the role of Fagin.

Neil Morrissey will appear as Fagin in the touring production of Oliver!

The tour will launch from the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff and will also visit the Manchester Palace Theatre, Edinburgh Playhouse, Newcastle Theatre Royal and Bristol Hippodrome among other venues.
Based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel, Oliver Twist, the musical was recently produced in the West End by Cameron Mackintosh, playing for two years at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane before closing in January.
Morrissey, who is best known for his performance in Men Behaving Badly, will alternate the role of Fagin with Brian Conley, who recently starred as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray in London’s West End. Further casting is to be announced.

Oliver! will open at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff on 20th December and will tour other UK venues until March 2013. It is advisable to contact individual theatres for information about group incentives.