Consider a musical treat in Wellingborough for yourself

Rehearsals for Oliver!
Rehearsals for Oliver!

Wellingborough School is staging a version of the popular musical Oliver!

The youngsters will stage the show until Saturday, November 12, at newly re-opened Castle Theatre in the town.

Oliver! tells the tale of a young orphan and the array of characters he meets on the street of London.

Pupils from across the Senior School have been cast in a variety of roles, including well-known characters such as Fagin, Nancy and the Artful Dodger.

Keith Hargreaves, director of Oliver!, said of the production: “Staging a family favourite is a tricky thing as everyone knows the songs and story.

“We wanted to remain faithful to Lionel Bart’s original and bring a youthful energy to the staging that would delight both the die-hard fans and any new theatregoers - young or old. I think we’ve done that with some stunning dancing and brilliant acting from the entire cast. Not to mention the singing... amazing. Do come along. It promises to be wonderful.”

For more details or to book call 01933 270007 or visit www.castletheatre.co.uk.