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DFI UK Cinema to Screen Charles Dickens' Classic Tale “Oliver!”

Aug 26, 2013

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Doha, 25 August, 2013: UK Cinema Showcase screens the six Academy Award® winning musical, ‘Oliver!’(1968), on August 29th and 30th at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Auditorium.

The musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale set in 19th Century London, tells the adventures of orphan boy, Oliver Twist, who escapes an orphanage and takes up with a group of pickpocketing London street urchins. The film features exuberant choreography, inspired performances and memorable songs.

‘Oliver’ is a British classic and winner of six Academy Awards in 1969 including Best Director for Sir Carol Reed. The charming musical is a delight for the whole family, so don’t miss out on watching one of the beloved characters of fiction history and hear his famous line, “May I have some more?”

The next installment of films, brought to you by DFI UK Cinema showcase, will continue next month with the Romance Comedy, ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ on September 26th and 27th.

For Tickets, box office hours or any additional information, please log in to or visit the Museum of Islamic Art DFI Ticket Outlet (across from the MIA Auditorium). Tickets are priced at QAR 35 for the general public and a special discounted rate of QAR 25 for students. (Students must present a valid student ID to receive a discount. There is a maximum of two discounted tickets per person. Discounts are only available at ticket outlet locations).

DFI UK Cinema Showcase launched in February, in partnership with the British Council and the Qatar Museums Authority, to celebrate Qatar UK 2013. DFI UK Cinema Showcase brings iconic British films to audiences in Doha. The showcase will run monthly until October 2013.