Oliver is enjoying a new life in the country with Rose and Mrs Maylie but his new-found comfort is disturbed when Rose falls dangerously ill. Oliver takes a letter summoning Dr Losberne into town to post, where he has a chance meeting with Monks.
Monks recognises Oliver and recoils at the sight of him; Oliver though has no idea who Monks is.
Mrs Maylie also summons her son - Harry - and it becomes clear that Harry and Rose have an established and deeply-felt love for each other.
Rose recovers and life in the country returns to normal, with Oliver taking lessons from a local tutor. But one day he falls asleep at his books and two figures approach the window of his room through the garden. It is Monks and Fagin - who has come to confirm Oliver's identity and location.
Oliver awakes and Harry and the servants give chase to the two men but to no avail.
The scene changes to the workhouse where Oliver was born. Mr Bumble is now master of the workhouse, having made an unhappy match with Mrs Corney. At the local inn he is approached by Monks who has come to seek him out. Monks wants to know the circumstances of Oliver's birth...and Mr Bumble, sensing financial advantage, is only too happy to help him.
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens dramatised by Penny Leicester.
Taking part (in alphabetical order):
Mrs Bedwin: Rachel Atkins
Oliver: Jozef Batterberry
Fagin: Michael Cochrane
Nancy: Clare Corbett
Mr Bumble: Stephen Critchlow
Charley Bates: Lewis Jamieson
Sikes: Jonathan Keeble
Mr Brownlow: James Lailey
Rose: Poppy Miller
Noah Claypole: Chris Pavlo
The Artful Dodger: Bailey Pepper
Monks: Carl Prekopp
Mrs Mann: Jane Whittenshaw
Storyteller: Greg Wise
With other parts played by members of the cast.
Directed by: John Taylor
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