TICKETS, glorious tickets!

Bookings will open on September 1 for Keighley Musical Theatre Company’s autumn production of the popular musical Oliver!.

Victoria Hall will again host the group’s annual musical as it runs from October 15-19, with 7.15pm performances nightly and a Saturday matinee at 2.15pm.

Oliver! is the famous musical bringing Charles Dickens’s famous novel Oliver Twist to the stage, with songs by Lionel Bart.

Those famouse songs include Food Glorious Food, As Long As He Needs Me, Consider Yourself, You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two and Oom-Pah-Pah.

The story centres on orphan boy Oliver Twist who has grown up in the workhouse with no idea who his parents were.

Persuaded to become “the boy who asked for more”, the hungry boy is sent off to work in the creepy surroundings of a funeral parlour.

Facing more mistreatment, Oliver runs away to London, but his new friend Dodger is not as nice as he appears to be, and he falls in with Fagin’s gang of pickpockets.

There are dangerous episodes with the likes of local criminal Bill Sykes, and tenderness from Bill’s girlfriend Nancy, and hope the shape of well-to-do Mr Brownlow and the truth about the orphan boy’s origins.

Oliver Twist or the Parish Boy’s Progress is Charles Dickens’s second novel, and was first published as a serial in 1837–39.

* Tickets for Keighley Musical Theatre Company’s production of Oliver! cost between £11 and £15.

Visit to book tickets, or buy from the Copy Shop on Chapel Lane, off High Street, Keighley.