Oliver!
July 5, 2016
Sam Smith, Music OMH

Charlie Barnard proves a highly accomplished singer, actor and dancer. Keenlyside is a strong and entertaining mover, and throws himself completely into the part. With such a considerable list of merits, it may come as no surprise that the audience is still left wanting more.

Oliver!
June 12, 2016
Christopher Hart, Sunday Times

You’re in for a treat. The show bursts into life the moment the Artful Dodger appears on the scene, rumbustiously played by Charlie Barnard. Wesley Kent-Hargreaves (…) has a voice of pristine choirboy purity that works beautifully. I was sitting up in bed singing it at 6.30am the next morning.

Oliver!
June 10, 2016
David Gillard, The Daily Mail

The stage is set for some barnstorming youthful exuberance (…) and you know that these splendidly drilled kids are going to steal the show. Designer Richard Kent provide an evocative and joyful tour of Dickensian London – I have no doubt that patrons will be asking for more of this terrific show.

Oliver!
June 6, 2016
Jeremy Chapman, Musical Theatre Review

…well worth going the extra mile for. The extraordinary Jodie Jacobs has the audience in the palm of her hand. One of the highlights is the debut of Wesley Kent-Hargreaves: an excellent impression in the title role. Lional Bart’s enduring classic will always be hard to beat.

Oliver!
June 6, 2016
Richard Fairman, FT

…slick, professional and generally a joy. Wesley Kent-Hargreaves is the vulnerable Oliver; Charlie Barnard lights up the stage as the Artful Dodger. Jodie Jacobs belts out Nancy’s number with authentic torch-song guts. Simon Lipkin and Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts give sturdy portrayals of Bill Sikes & Mr Bumble.

Oliver!
June 4, 2016
Mark Ronan, markronan.com

Sheer joy! The audience increasingly responded to this marvelously staged musical, so that by the time the cast gave us a warmly spontaneous rendition of Consider Yourself they clapped along with the music. A wonderfully enjoyable evening.

Oliver!
June 3, 2016
Rupert Christiansen, Telegraph

Slickly directed by Jean-Pierre van der Spuy, the show oozes Dickensian atmosphere and does the business without tricks or spin. The cast is without weakness. I had such a good time that I was sorely tempted to jump on stage at the final chorus and join in.