Oliver to satisfy theatre goers
The next production being staged by the Tokoroa Little Theatre is one that’s sure to satisfy any hunger being felt by South Waikato theatre goers.
Olly is now well into rehearsals with the family oriented show due to open on July 5 for a five performance season.
Written by long time Little Theatre personality, Doug Blair, Olly is based loosely on the Charles Dickens story Oliver Twist about a young orphan facing the struggles of being a pauper in Victorian London.
Blair is directing the piece as well as appearing in the role of Mr Bumble, the workhouse proprietor.
In all, the show involves a cast of 23 society members, 15 youths and 8 adults.
Balir was delighted with the standard of the youngsters that turned up to audition.
‘‘Several appeared in the society’s 2015 production of Bo Peep but we also have some talented children appearing with us for the first time.
‘‘One such newcomer is Myles Phayer, an 11-year-old from Tokoroa North School, who has been cast as Oliver.’’
Olly is on stage the evenings of July 5, 8 with an afternoon matinee on Saturday July 9. Tickets are $10 a seat, with bookings at Tokoroa Clothing Company.
Olly kicks off on July 5 at the Tokoroa Little Theatre.