Orphan Oliver finds a new home in Halifax

George Steele-Whyte as Bill Sikes and Rocky as Bullseye

George Steele-Whyte as Bill Sikes and Rocky as Bullseye

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Members of youth theatre group Stage Door Studio will be considering themselves at home at Halifax Playhouse this week when they take to the stage with the musical Oliver!

The cast of the popular show, which runs from September 19 to 21 at Halifax Playhouse, includes Spencer Butterworth in the title role with Emily Munz as Nancy, George Steele-Whyte as Bill Sikes and Patrick Knowles as Fagin.

‘Oliver’ is directed by Anne Redfern and Janet Fletcher who started Stage Door Studio to create a happy and lively environment where children could learn stagecraft.

Students aged from five-17 years have been hard at work rehearsing for the show which includes the popular musical numbers ‘Consider Yourself’,

‘Food Glorious Food’, ‘As Long as He Needs Me’ and ‘Where Is Love?’

With music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens, the show tells the story of the workhouse orphan who finds shelter with Fagin’s gang and becomes a pickpocket under the guidance of the Artful Dodger.

The show starts at 7.15pm and there is a Saturday matinee at 2.15pm.

For tickets contact 01422 365998.