Oliver is on his way!
WATCH your wallets – Fagin and his dastardly gang are heading to town for a new production of Oliver!
The show, which features some of the bestknown numbers in musical theatre such as ‘As Long as He Needs Me’, ‘Where is Love’, and ‘Consider Yourself’, is performed by Bollington Light Opera Group (BLOG) from May 12-16.
Sam Tapp, 10, takes the title role, with Chris Croxford, 11, as the Artful Dodger.
Fagin is played by Richard Comish, the show’s blackhearted villain, Bill Sykes, is played by Craig Harris, while the ill-fated Nancy who befriends Oliver is played by Stephanie Evans.
Tavis Hill and Helen Valentine take the roles of Mr Bumble and Widow Corney, while John Clarke and Di Gordon play the undertakers, Mr and Mrs Sowerberry.
Other supporting roles are played by Sarah Bailey, Danny Sherratt Emma-Claire Sheldon, Anthony Davies, Martin Bancroft, Georgie Heron and Luke Buck.
The senior cast is complemented by a talented group of local youngsters who comprise the workhouse inmates and the members of Fagin’s gang, and by BLOG’s chorus.
Diane McIntyre, who is producing the show with Matthew Gratton-Cash, said: “This is a show which has remained popular with families, thanks to its enduring tale of good triumphing over evil and its wonderful music.
“We have been lucky to attract such an excellent cast, supported by a group of talented and enthusiastic youngsters, and we are sure that together they will provide a super show for all ages.”
The show will be at Bollington Civic Hall at 7.30pm each night, with a matinee on May 16 at 2pm.
Tickets are available by ringing 01625 431038, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.