The Theatre Show

The Theatre Show, 2 February 2012

We have a review of the first UK tour of the current West End production of Oliver!, the musical by Lionel Bart based on Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, as it visits the Palace Theatre in Manchester starring Men Behaving Badly's Neil Morrissey as Fagin and I'd Do Anything finalist Samantha Barks as Nancy.

We also have a review of a new book by Royal Exchange founding artistic director Braham Murray called How To Direct A Play.

Finally, we look at an issue raised by Guardian critic Lyn Gardner about the disparity in coverage between new plays in the regions and new plays that open in London.