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Sh!t-faced Showtime: Oliver with a Twist - Leicester Square Theatre

Image © Rah Petherbridge Photography

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THROUGHOUT 2019, Sh!t-faced shows dominate the Leicester Square Theatre programme, and to kick off proceedings Sh!t-faced Shakespeare’s musical sibling Sh!t-faced Showtime returns with their Edinburgh sell-out hit Oliver with a Twist – from March 27 to April 12.

Will you see an arseholed-Dodger, a fuddled Fagin or even an out-of-it Oliver? Each night a different actor will get drunk before the show, when they’ll attempt to perform an hour long version of Oliver! complete with choreography and harmonies, whilst their poor fellow actors have to deal with whatever’s thrown at them (occasionally literally).

Featuring a cast of professionally trained musical theatre performers, classic show tunes, complex choreography and one entirely Sh!t-faced actor every night … what could possibly go right?

The cast includes Jessica Hern, Hal Hillman, Alan McHale, Nick Moore, Elizabeth Rowe and Issy Wroe Wright.

Presented by Magnificent Bastard Productions, written by Katy Baker and Lewis Ironside, directed by Katy Baker and designed by Samuel Wyer, Oliver with a Twist has musical direction by Nick Moore, choreography by Holly Hughes and photography by Rah Petherbridge.

Producer and performer Issy Wroe Wright said: “After a smashing sell-out Edinburgh 2018, Magnificent Bastard Productions are proud to be back on the rampage in lummy London with fresh reprobates ripe (strawberries, ripe) for the picking, we can’t wait to get our drunken mitts on this cockney classic again.”

Oliver with a Twist is suitable for ages 16+ (may contain nudity and strong language).

Tickets: £13.25 – £17.25. To book, call the box office on 020 7734 2222 or visit

Times: Tuesday to Friday at 7pm; Saturdays at 9.30pm.

Running Time: 60 minutes.

Also this year: Sh!t-Faced Showtime: Guys ’n’ Dolls in Edinburgh and on the Southbank, London.

Read more about the Leicester Square Theatre Season.