Forth Children’s Theatre returns to the stage with ‘Oliver!’

After a two-year delay, Forth Children’s Theatre is proud to present their new production of Lionel Bart’s hit musical ‘Oliver!’.  

Based on the Charles Dickens novel, ‘Oliver!’ follows the 9-year-old orphan Oliver Twist as he falls in with a group of street-urchin pickpockets led by the Artful Dodger and masterminded by the criminal Fagin. When Oliver’s intended mark, Mr. Brownlow takes pity on the lad and offers him a home, the formidable Bill Sikes plots to kidnap the boy to keep him from talking. 

This production of ‘Oliver!’ really does come with a twist, with both Oliver and Dodger being played by talented young ladies. Oliver Twist is played by Martha Broderick and Isla Swain, with the Artful Dodger being played by Honor Llewellin and Orla Harrison. Mhairi Smith plays the lovely Nancy, Joe Tulloch plays both Bill Sykes & Mr Sowerberry, Corin Wake picks a pocket or two as Fagin, plus the lovely Mr Brownlow, Bobby Duncan (Dance Captain) plays the notorious Mr Bumble, Emma Swain plays Bett, Kaitlyn Frew (Dance Captain) plays the stern Mrs Sowerberry, Jenna Masson plays Mrs Bedwin and Erin Munro steps into the role of Widow Corney. 

Photo Credit; Lewis C. Baird

The children’s ensemble for this production are as follows; Bibi Coane, Calum Caulfield, Clodagh Macleay, Elissa Obeid, Ella Spoor, Erin Whitson, Evie Hudson, Freya Jardine, Hariot Currie-Mullan, Imogen Marshall, Isla Finlay, Jennifer Love, Jessica Alcock, Kali Phair, Lily Welsh, Lucy Gordan, Megan Digman and Ruaraidh Murray. 

Our very own editor, Lewis C. Baird, directs this production, with choreography from Taylor Doig, vocal coaching from Erin Munro, musical direction from Crawford Moyes and piano accompaniment from Eric Smith. 

Lewis had this to say about FCT’s new production of ‘Oliver!’: 

“Working with this fantastic cast has been an utter treat. ‘Oliver!’ is an iconic musical and we have been working very hard since January to bring audiences something very special to celebrate the return of Forth Children’s Theatre after a two-year absence.” 

Forth Children’s Theatre’s production of ‘Oliver!’ runs from Wednesday 20th April till Saturday 23rd April at The Tabernacle (Ferry Road EH3 5PR⁠). Performances begin at 19:30 with a matinee performance on 23/04/22. 

Tickets Cost: 

£16.76 – Adult 

£11.37 – Concession 

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