Our Next Production ......... Oliver!
The musical is, of course, based on the novel, Oliver Twist, written by Charles Dickens. The story takes place in Victorian London's East End and is of a young orphan boy, Oliver, who through a series of mishaps, ends up in the hands of Fagin and his gang of young urchins. Oliver finds himself being trained as a pickpocket and thief, but isn't too good at it and gets caught on his first outing. The victim, Mr Brownlow, takes pity on Oliver and takes him to live at his house.
So, things are looking up for Oliver, until he is tricked by Nancy, Bill Sykes' girlfriend, to return to Fagin's den. Full of remorse, Nancy tries to return Oliver to Mr Brownlow, but is intercepted by Bill, who kills Nancy and goes on the run, with Oliver in tow. The Bow Street Runners catch up with Bill and in trying to escape, he is shot and Oliver is rescued.
Great story, made even better by some great songs - 'Food Glorious Food', Oom Pah Pah', 'Consider Yourself', 'Gotta Pick a Pocket or Two', 'As Long As He Needs Me', 'Reviewing the Situation' and many more.
The show will run from Wednesday 21st to Saturday 24th March at McLaren High School, with performances starting at 7.30 pm.
Oliver - John McGettigan
Mr Bumble - Dan McKirgan
Widow Corney - Angela Dickinson
Mr Sowerberry - Steve Murphy
Mrs Sowerberry - Charlotte McFarlane
Charlotte Sowerberry - Olivia Pearson
Noah Claypole - Euan Murphy
The Artful Dodger - Aiden Cronin
Fagin - Brian McKay
Charley Bates - Fiona Cantlay
Nancy - Lorna Stevens
Bet - Naomi Scott
Bill Sykes - Grant Webb
Mr Brownlow - Ian Workman
Mrs Bedwin - Maggie Magor
Dr Grimwig - John Gallacher
Old Sally - Mhairi Stewart
Old Lady - Isabel Dickinson
Tickets will be priced £12 and £10 for concessions (under 16 and OAPs). In addition, we are introducing a young child's ticket, at £5 for children aged 12 and under. Concessions and Children's tickets only available for the Wednesday and Saturday performances. Tickets will first go on sale at our annual Coffee Morning on Saturday 3rd February 2018, in Callander Kirk Hall and thereafter at the 'Brambles' shop in Main Street, Callander.
If you wish to book your tickets by email, simply complete and send the form below - give your name, email address and details of the tickets you require, i.e. Performance, Number of Tickets, whether full price, concession or child tickets (note concession and child tickets are only available for the Wednesday and Thursday performances).
Tickets will be available to pick up at the box office on the night - alternatively if you wish them to be posted to you, you will be asked to send a cheque made payable to CAOS to Steven Murphy, 4 Lubnaig Drive, Callander, FK17 4JU - indicate your preference in the 'Instructions/Comments' box. Use this box to indicate any other requirements you might have.