Dickens Classic At Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
Reviewed by Tom Jones
March 15, 2019
Indeed. WHERE is love? Charles Dickens explored the impoverished lives of London’s lower class in the mid 1800s. The result was his classic “Oliver Twist.” The tale has received worldwide fame as dramas, movies, and musicals. It is now in a triumphant musical production on the Johnstown stage of Candlelight Dinner Playhouse.
“Please sir, may I have some more?” Such is the never-before-made request of eleven-year-old orphan, Oliver, in line for his daily gruel at the parish workhouse. The request is met with a very loud and angry tirade,”No,” from Mr. Bumble, the greedy workhouse caretaker. Bumble is so angered that he takes Oliver onto the street announcing, “Boy for Sale.”