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Oliver Twisted

By: Tim Kelly and Craig Sodaro

Age Level: Middle Grades to High School
Cast: 9F, 5M, 4 optional
Time: 60 minutes, 2 acts

Actors and audiences alike will enjoy the clever, wisecracking dialog that keeps this show moving laugh to laugh. It’s a double spoof - a parody of Dickens’ classic work inside a take-off of the early TV private-eye shows. Every character is a hilarious cartoon-image of each traditional character: Mrs. Bumble, the cruel and selfish head of the orphanage and Fay Gunn, the seductive leader of the young boy pickpockets - Art Dodger, Swifty, Brains and Giggles. "Famous" private eye, Chuck Dickens, is hired by a wealthy society matron to find the lost orphan Oliver Twist. His total ineptness is exceeded only by the silly devotion of his adoring Girl Friday. She and Bill Sikes work separately to find Oliver and save him from a life of delinquency. The locket from Oliver’s late mother is found and the noble orphan wins his legacy. The "world’s greatest detective," Chuck Dickens, once again takes credit for solving the mystery though he contributed nothing but confusion Easy to stage with simple sets.

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