Dance Centre Kenya (DCK) is proud to present its first-ever full-length musical, Oliver, which will take place from June 9th-11th. This internationally acclaimed musical takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England, following the story of young, orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates
London’s underworld of theft and violence in search of a home, a family, and most importantly, love.
Based on the novel “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens, the book was adapted for the stage by Lionel
Bart, who also composed the music and wrote the lyrics. The musical premiered in London’s West
End in 1960 and became a huge hit, winning several awards including the Tony Award for Best Original Score. It has since been performed all over the world and has been adapted into a successful film and television series. The timeless story of Oliver Twist and his journey to find love and family continues to captivate audiences of all ages.
With live music by Safaricom Youth Orchestra led by Musical Director Levi Wataka, and guest performers like John Sibi-Okumu, David Mwenji, and Njeri Kiereini, Oliver promises to be a must-see show. Cooper Rust directs the show, with Caroline Slot and May Ombara serving as assistant directors.
The lead role of Oliver will be played by Abdoulaye Diebate, with Benji Mudondo as the Artful Dodger, Mazuruni Khan as Nancy, and Alex Stow as Bill Sykes.
DCK is Kenya’s leading dance school, with over 500 students taking classes in three studios and 1,000 more taking DCK-taught classes in 20 schools throughout Nairobi. Founded in 2015, DCK has grown to offer a range of dance classes and performances, including annual productions of The Nutcracker. DCK is committed to reaching into the Kenyan community to find talented students, irrespective of their ability to pay for training, and its sponsorship program has already affected the lives of many future dancers from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Oliver is a show that will inspire all of us to dream bigger and believe that absolutely anything is possible. Don’t miss this exciting performance! Tickets are available for purchase at the DCK studios or online.
For more information, please contact Dance Centre Kenya at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at www.dancecentre.co.ke