Oliver Twist runs away from the brutality of the workhouse only to find himself taken in by a gang of thieves run by the devilish Fagin, his violent side-kick Bill Sikes and the irrepressible Artful Dodger.
Rescued from London’s dingiest and darkest dens but then forced to help in a violent burglary, Oliver’s chances of survival are slim, and his chances of happiness almost nil. But one member of the gang risks everything to save him – and loses everything as a result. Roy McMillan combines an abridged version of Dickens’s novel with his own helpful explanations to retell the story for younger listeners.
2 hours 22 mins
Read by Jonathan Keeble
Jonathan Keeble’s theatre work includes leading roles at Manchester’s Royal Exchange, Coventry, Liverpool, Exeter, Lancaster and West Yorkshire Playhouse. TV includes People Like Us, The Two of Us and Deptford Graffiti. Jonathan has featured in over 250 radio plays for the BBC and was a member of the Radio Drama Company.