For its 25th annual show Llangollen Operatic Society’s junior stage group, Young ‘Uns, will be presenting the musical Oliver! at the Town Hall from Thursday-Saturday, February 6-8.
More than 40 young performers, aged five to 18, are involved in the
production, which features a host of evergreen songs such as Food Glorious Food, Where is Love? Who Will
Buy?, Consider Yourself and Reviewing
Based on the Charles Dickens classic Oliver
Twist, the show, with words and lyrics by Lionel Bart, is a tale of
Victorian orphans, workhouses, crime and tragedy.
Some of the key players are Joanna Stallard, as Nancy, Beth Evans as Bet,
Wilf Wort as the villainous Bill Sykes, Rhys Penge as Oliver, Charlie
Hackforth as The Artful Dodger, Connor Phillips as Mr Bumble; Holly Broadbent
as Widow Corney, Megan Howlett as Mrs Sowerberry and Will Edwards as Mr
Guest starring from the adult operatic group is Christopher Sims as the
scheming and charismatic Fagin.
The Young ‘Uns are delighted to welcome their new artistic director,
Christine Dukes. Christine, who was artistic director of the Youth Theatre at
the Stiwt in Rhos for 14 years, brings a wealth of skills and experience to her
Musical director is Elen Mair Roberts and there is full orchestral support.
Production co-ordinator is Deirdre Smith.
Shows are at 7.30pm on Thursday 6, Friday 7 and Saturday 8, February, with
a matinee on the Saturday at 2.30pm.
Tickets are available from Llangollen Tourist Information Centre (01978
860828), Jades Hair and Beauty, Gwyn Davies, Butcher, or Stella Bond (01978
860441). Tickets cost £8 for adults and £5 for concessions.