? asked in News & EventsOther - News & Events · 1 month ago

If the musical Oliver was remade, how would Brits explain, how half the characters are not brown...or are brown, all of a sudden?


I am asking about a British musical on UK answers, so Yanks can you say how you know, if answering

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  • Ludwig
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Exactly. Furthermore there are a great many theatrical performances on in the UK at this time of year. How come Widow Twankey is a) Chinese and b) the vicar. in drag.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    well...there was some brown and black people during the victorian times. not a lot but still some around. 

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  • 1 month ago

    It was actors not the real time you employ people to act silly Billy the director wasn't there he never saw it then how would he know , London was a major port there was a wide variety of cultures living there how silly and ignorant you people are .

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  • Speed
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Broadway and the West End theatres are uniformly casting color-blind these days, not attempting to have their plays feature only people who fit the racial profile of the original character, especially in musicals.

    So you might see family members of a play being Asian, Black, White, and Hispanic, without explanation. Each role went to the person whose audition was best. The performers are age-appropriate, but that's about it.

    You see people with a disability win the Tony, although there's nothing in the play about the character being in a wheelchair, right? Then why not cast people of any skin color--unless you're a racist.

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