I am so excited to sit down and write this blog as I have been busy rehearsing for a new role in London. A giant step forward that can really help my acting career…landing a part as Charlie Bates in a production of Lionel Bart’s masterpiece of a musical – Oliver!
I know! Isn’t it an experience to die for?
The production is being staged by the Endellion Theatre Company well known for putting on excellent musical productions such as South Pacific and The King And I. The venue is at the ancient St Giles-In-The-Fields church near Covent Garden and I am sure this will add to the effect of the musical because, as you will know, the show is based on Charles Dickens’ famous novel Oliver Twist which takes place in Victorian London.
The show will be accompanied by a live orchestra of musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music and I am really looking forward to working with the dastardly villains Bill Sykes and Fagin (and of course the wonderful Nancy!).
Rehearsals have been going really well and it is just brilliant being guided by Jonathan Walker-Kane, one of the best script-analysing directors I have ever had the fortune to work with.
I will soon be heading off to London for the Easter holidays to complete final rehearsals and then…eeek! …opening night on Tuesday 29th March.
If you read this please come and see it… It is sure to be spectacular, so ‘Oom-Pah-Pah’ to Oliver!
For further information about Oliver visit the Endellion Theatre Company on Facebook.