Oliver Twist is this year's Christmas show at Hull Truck Theatre

Oliver Twist is this year's Christmas show at Hull Truck Theatre

We're excited to announce that this year's Christmas show is a festive take on the Dickensian classic Oliver Twist. On sale Monday 19 March at 9am.

Following the huge popularity of her adaptation of A Christmas Carol last year, Hull Truck Theatre’s most successful Christmas show to date, playwright Deborah McAndrew returns with her magical version of Oliver Twist. The production will include traditional carols, folk songs and original music, and will be directed by Hull Truck Theatre’s Artistic Director Mark Babych (A Christmas Treasure Island; Mighty Atoms; A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian at Hull Truck Theatre).

Join young, orphaned Oliver Twist on an adventure in this festive adaptation of Charles Dickens’ much-loved novel.

Born in a workhouse. Sold into an apprenticeship. Recruited by Fagin’s band of pickpockets and thieves. We follow Oliver as he sinks into London’s grimy underworld on his search for a home, a family and love.

A story of courage in adversity, Oliver Twist is a classic tale that touches us all, with a large dose of Christmas cheer and festive sparkle!


Early Bird rate and Pay What You Can night 

We are currently offering a special Early Bird Family and Friends rate. Parties of four will get £3 off per full price ticket, and must include at least one over 18 and one under 18. 

There will also be a Pay What You Can night on Friday 30 November 2018, offering an opportunity for those who might otherwise not be able to afford to attend, or who might be experiencing theatre for the first time.



Christmas is often the time when families come together to go to theatre and it is an honour to create a few magical hours of storytelling that everyone can enjoy.

Audiences loved A Christmas Carol last year, so we couldn’t resist diving back into a Dickensian world for this year’s Christmas show. Deborah McAndrew’s adaptation is a wonderful festive take on a tale we all know and love, full of eccentric characters and festive themes of family and generosity.

Mark Babych, Artistic Director


Oliver Twist is born poor and alone in a world of villainy. Famously, he's the boy who asked for 'more' but all he really wants is a home and a family. In my festive adaptation, Oliver's adventures are set over one year, in which our young hero journeys through darkness and danger towards the light of Christmas.

Deborah McAndrew, Playwright