Oliver Twist is brought up in the workhouse along with all the other orphans - until the day he asks for more gruel. An outraged Mr Bumble takes Oliver out into the street to be sold, beginning an adventure that will take Oliver to the depths of London's criminal underworld and the heights of wealthy London society.
Charles Dickens' novel is brought to vivid life in this 1922 version starring Jackie Coogan (fresh from his success the year before in Charlie Chaplin's The Kid), and the great Lon Chaney, the man of a thousand faces, as Fagin.
Celebrated composer Neil Brand has written a new score for small orchestra especially for tonight's performance and it will be played by the UK's leading cinema orchestra, Covent Garden Sinfonia, conducted by Ben Palmer.
Enjoy more great live-scored silent cinema in Sheffield! Oliver Twist is part of the Sheffield Big Weekend 11-13 May at Abbeydale Picture House and Showroom Cinema.