Past Events


Victorian Toy Theatre Performance of Oliver Twist

(12th August 2006 – Dickens Museum, London)


An enlarged Britannia by John Redington, beautifully recreated by Horatio Blood, with a cast of hundreds waiting in the wings.

This was a rare opportunity to see a traditional toy theatre show of Oliver Twist, originally published by John Redington circa 1860.

There was a brief introduction describing the links between Charles Dickens and the toy theatre.

The play was performed with gusto by Barry Clarke.




The final scene of John Redington’s Oliver Twist