Jul 7, 2014, 8:03 PM
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Iran, Armenia to stage Oliver Twist

Tehran, July 7, IRNA -- Iranian director Asghar Khalili said an Armenian Choir will accompany his troupe in staging an adaptation of Charles Dickens's'Oliver Twist'.

Tuesday edition of the English language newspaper Iran Daily wrote that the music, composed by Ashkan Faramarzi, is in the final stage of production, Khalili said.

The vocals are based on the Article 54 of the Geneva Convention, and will be performed by the Armenian Choir.

The play will be staged at Hafez Hall from July 22 until August 22, 2014.

'Oliver Twist' is the second novel by English author Charles Dickens. The story is about an orphan, Oliver Twist, who endures a miserable existence in a workhouse and is then placed with an undertaker. He escapes and travels to London where he meets the Artful Dodger, leader of a gang of juvenile pickpockets. Naïvely unaware of their unlawful activities, Oliver is led to the lair of their elderly criminal trainer Fagin.