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Last Updated: Wednesday January 14 2009 14:50 GMT

In pics: Opening night for Oliver musical

Some of the cast of Oliver performing on stage

The stage is set for the opening of a brand new West End production of the musical Oliver.

Jodie Prenger as Nancy in Oliver

Jodie Prenger is starring as Nancy in the all-singing, all-dancing show, after winning the role on the BBC TV talent show I'd Do Anything.

Jodie Prenger as Nancy with some of the other actors in Oliver

She says playing Nancy is the perfect part for her and she's loving every minute!

Rowan Atkinson performing as Fagin in Oliver

Recognise this actor? He might be more familiar to you as Mr Bean, but he's returning to the stage after 20 years to play the part of Fagin.

Jodie Prenger as Nancy with some of the other actors in Oliver

Oliver is based on Charles Dickens' book Oliver Twist, which has been made into several films, TV series' and stage shows.

Some of the castperforming in Oliver

It tells the story of a young orphan who gets involved with a gang of pickpockets in 19th Century London.

Harry Stott as Oliver (left) and Robert Madge as Dodger

The Artful Dodger looks after Oliver when they first meet up, and takes him to meet Fagin to see if he can stay with them.

Rowan Atkinson performing as Fagin in Oliver

Fagin acts like a father-figure to the orphans, but really he just wants all the watches and wallets they pinch from people in the street.

Rowan Atkinson performing as Fagin in Oliver

Looks like he's telling Oliver exactly what's expected of him. Harry, who's playing Oliver here, is one of three boys who was picked on I'd Do Anything to share the role.