Hunter Drama is pleased to offer this HUGE performance opportunity in 2021! Students will have the opportunity to learn and perform alongside adult performers as well as be accompanied, for a HD first, by a LIVE ORCHESTRA!
After COVID in 2020 we wanted to give as many students the opportunity to perform as we could. Therefore roles in this show will be divided into two groups - main core cast who are featured on stage and Orphans, who will be featured in mass ensemble numbers. There is less commitment and rehearsal days required from Oprhan roles.
Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart's classic musical based on Charles Dickens' novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.
The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.
DIRECTOR: Jody Hooker
CHOREOGRAPHER: Lauren Harvey
VOCAL DIRECTOR: Alicia Paterson
MUSICAL DIRECTOR & ORCHESTRA CONDUCTOR: Daniel Wilson
All cast members must be available for the entire show season.
All shows will be performed at 'Civic Theatre Newcastle'
Performance dates are in the October School Holidays
Thursday 23rd September, 2021
Friday 24th September, 2021
Saturday 25th September, 2021