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 silent film 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.
Oliver Twist is screening with the 1924 short film, Dickens' London.
Tickets £16.50 (£8.50 concessions), children 18 and under FREE.
Dir. Frank Lloyd, USA, 1922, 74 mins.
Make a weekend of it with the great value Sheffield Big Weekend Pass. This gets you into all eight ysff events at Abbeydale Picture House and Showroom Cinema 11 - 13 May.