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PLEASE sir, I want some more... And so you shall as Theatre 101's new production of Oliver! written by Lionel Bart, is to be staged at Norwich Puppet Theatre from next week.

PLEASE sir, I want some more... And so you shall as Theatre 101's new production of Oliver! written by Lionel Bart, is to be staged at Norwich Puppet Theatre from next week.

But don't be misled by the venue for this much-loved musical adaptation of Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist,

- spokesman Larry Pendleton

says: “There are no puppets in the show.”

He added: “It is an exciting time to be doing this particular show, with all the interest in the BBC's current show,

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“They are very busy, along with the rest of our super cast, rehearsing all the popular songs in this fabulous show, including Consider Yourself, Pick a Pocket, Food Glorious Food to name but a few, and, of course, I'd do Anything.

“Theatre 101's production promises to be a vibrant and lively show and it would be wise to book early to ensure a seat.”

Oliver! is suitable for ages five upwards and opens on Thursday with an evening show at 7.30. It continues with a Friday show at 7.30pm and then a 2.30pm matinee and a 7.30 evening show on Saturday, May 17.

Tickets are £8 for adults, £6 concessions (children, pensioners and the unemployed). A family ticket (two adults and two children or one adult and three children) is available for £25.

Seats can be reserved by ringing the ticket hotline 01603 469964 or by contacting the Puppet Theatre on 01603 629921.