I love his works so it follows that I would love adaptations of Charles Dickens’ novels. For much of the world, their view of the life and times of Victorian England comes from this master’s pen. He captured the social structure, the harshness, malaise, and doom and gloom that was the lot of the ordinary man. Miserable and depressing, he also managed to find light where there was dark, and hope where there had been none. I hope you find his stories magical as they come to life in these adaptations of Charles Dickens’ novels.
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This is hands down my favorite among the many adaptations of Charles Dickens’ novels – and probably the world’s too. Oliver! is an outstanding musical with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. The story of Oliver Twist, an orphan caught up in the seediest side of Victorian London, becomes a fairytale with songs like "Consider Yourself," "Food, Glorious Food," "I’d Do Anything," and my personal fave, "Who Will Buy."