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OLIVER! OPEN AUDITIONS

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We are soon holding a set of open auditions for our production of Lionel Bart’s ever-popular OLIVER!, to be staged at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool from Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th November, 2017. All auditions are being held at our headquarters – Alexander Hall, 24A Clifton Road, Birkenhead, CH41 2SG.

The major adult roles of Fagin, Nancy, Bill Sikes, Mr Bumble and Widow Corney will be auditioned on the evening of Tuesday 13th June, starting at 7pm.

The other adult characters, Mr & Mrs Sowerberry, Mr Brownlow, Mrs Bedwin, Dr Grimwig, Streetsellers and Old Sally will be auditioned from 7 o’clock on the evening of Thursday 15th June, as will the teenage roles of Bet, Charlotte and Noah Claypole.

Open auditions for boys with unbroken voices will be held at 11 am on Sunday 25th June, to find not only Oliver and the Artful Dodger, but also all the boys from the Workhouse and in Fagin’s Gang. All boys will audition together at 11am.  Any boys interested in taking part in the show are encouraged to attend, and we hope to cast both Oliver and the Artful Dodger on this day. 

IF YOU WISH TO AUDITION FOR A PARTICULAR ROLE, PLEASE EMAIL ANGELA ON bostlibrarians@outlook.com STATING THE CHARACTER AND SHE WILL EMAIL YOU THE RELEVANT AUDITION PASSAGES.  This will register your intention to attend.

Below is the list of songs required for each character’s audition:

(The above-named characters not appearing in this list will only be required to audition script, as they do not have a particular song.)

 

            OLIVER – Where Is Love? & I’d Do Anything

            DODGER – Consider Yourself & I’d Do Anything

 

            FAGIN – Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two  &  Reviewing The Situation

            NANCY – As Long As He Needs Me  &  It’s a Fine Life

            SIKES – My Name

            BUMBLE – I Shall Scream  &  Boy For Sale

            CORNEY – I Shall Scream

 

            SOWERBERRYS – That’s Your Funeral

            BEDWIN – Where Is Love?

            BET – It’s a Fine Life

            STREET SELLERS – Who Will Buy?

 

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Alexander Hall, 24A Clifton Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 2SG
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