MR. BEAN is set to pick a pocket or two as the star of a new stage adaptation of CHARLES DICKENS' beloved Oliver Twist. British funnyman Rowan Atkinson will take on the role of thief mentor Fagin in the latest version of the 170-year-old story of London life. Atkinson will hit the stage in a Christmas (08) production of Oliver Twist at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London. Other famous Fagins have included Sir Alec Guinness, Ron Moody and Sir Ben Kingsley.