The National Arts Centre English Theatre
Music, Lyrics and Book by Lionel Bart
Directed and Choreographed by Dayna Tekatch
Musical Direction by Allen Cole
Featuring the NAC English Theatre Company
December 6 - 24, 2011
NAC Theatre

Licensed by Arrangement with Oliver Productions, Ltd.
and Oliver Promotions, Ltd.

This Holiday Season the NAC English Theatre is proud to present the Tony-Award winning musical Oliver!. Showcasing the NAC English Theatre Company, Dickens’ timeless classic comes to life through the tale of the orphan Oliver, the Artful Dodger, Fagin, Nancy, and all the down-and-out denizens of London. This poignant story of the boy who struggled against hardship for a better life plays a limited engagement in the NAC Theatre December 6 thru 24, 2011. 

Broadway legend Lionel Bart’s memorable songs, including “Food, Glorious Food,” “Where is Love?,” “As Long as He Needs Me,” “Consider Yourself,” and “Oliver” all take centre stage, capturing the flavour of Victorian England in the intimacy of the NAC Theatre.

Lionel Bart’s musical adaptation has been captivating adults and children alike for 50 years. This production, under the guidance of Director/Choreographer Dayna Tekatch and Musical Director Allen Cole, celebrates all the romance of the music, while remaining true to the spirit of Charles Dickens.

Twenty actors and musicians bring the legendary production Oliver! to the English Theatre stage.

For children 8 and up.

Featuring the NAC English Theatre Company: Rachelle Casseus, Dennis Fitzgerald, Holly Gauthier-Frankel, Caroline Gillis, Randi Helmers, Kris Joseph, Greg Kramer, Jamie Mac, Julie Tamiko Manning, Christian Murray, Thomas Olajide, Jeremiah Sparks, Celine Stubel, Joey Tremblay, Jennifer Waiser, Beverley Wolfe, and Shawn Wright.

The creative team includes: Director/Choreographer Dayna Tekatch; Musical Director Allen Cole; Set and Costume Designer Eo Sharp; Lighting Designer Jock Munro; Sound Designer Peter McBoyle; Fight Director John Koensgen; Production Dramaturg Paula Danckert; Stage Manager Beth Bruck; Assistant Stage Manager Erin Finn; Apprentice Stage Manager Katerina Sokyrko.

Joining the cast on stage are Allen Cole, piano, accordion and xylophone; Beth Sturdevant, cello; and Mike Tremblay, clarinet, bass clarinet and flute. The rehearsal pianist is Mark Ferguson.

Tuesday, December 6
Wednesday, December 7 and Thursday, December 8
Friday, December 9

Saturday, December 10 at 1 p.m. in the NAC Panorama Room.
NAC English Theatre Artistic Director Peter Hinton will be speaking with Oliver! Director and Choreographer Dayna Tekatch. Free to the public.

Wednesdays, December 14 and 21, and Thursdays, December 15 and 22 
Stay in your seats for a post-show question-and-answer session with artists from Oliver!.

Performance Schedule:         
Tuesday through Saturday and Monday, December 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday matinees are at 2 p.m.
(no performances on Sundays.)

Tickets range from $38 - $80
Groups of 10 or more contact or visit

Tickets are available for purchase:

  • Online on the NAC’s website:
    In person at the NAC Box Office
  • At all Ticketmaster outlets
  • By telephone 1-888-991-2787
  • A service charge applies on all purchases made through Ticketmaster.

Find out more about NAC English Theatre on Facebook and YouTube. To discover some fascinating facts about Oliver! click and learn more through the English Theatre online study guides.

Trinity Development Group is proud to be the Major Partner of this production

MBNA Canada Bank is the Associate Partner of this production

Oliver! is part of the NAC’s Share the Spirit program.

Embassy Hotel & Suites is proud to be the Official Hotel Partner for the National Arts Centre English Theatre.


For information, please call:
Sean Fitzpatrick, Communications Officer, National Arts Centre English Theatre
613-947-7000 ext. 389; e-mail:
or visit the NAC website at