Quest for Oliver Twist

Subject: Literacy/Storytelling
Age Group: 5-11 Year Olds (KS1 & KS2)
Available in London, North West, South West, and West Midlands

Creep down Dickensian streets to meet Oliver, uncovering his family history and braving a visit to the workhouse and Fagin’s den.

The children will act out different characters such as The Artful Dodger, Fagin, Oliver and Bill Sykes; discover what it would be like to be one of Fagin’s gang; and visit different locations including the workhouse, the undertakers, London and Mr Brownlow’s house.

Our Story Seeker visits your school, full of wisdom and enthusiasm for everything to do with stories – writing stories; discovering plots, settings and characters; reading, telling and acting out stories.


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"Brought the topic together to show how hard life was in Victorian times. Inspired children to read/listen to more Dickens novels."

Sheila Spooner, Warrender Primary School, Ruislip



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Important Information

Type: Drama workshop
Length of session: 60 minutes
Price£123 + VAT
Number of children: up to 30 - extra children are negotiable
All Freshwater drama facilitators are DBS checked


• Curriculum specific
• Experienced facilitator
• Interactive learning
• Opportunity to observe children's progress
• Easy booking process
• Follow-up packs available
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