LIONEL BART’S OLIVER!
ABERYSTWYTH ARTS CENTRE SUMMER SHOW
CASTING: CHILDREN/YOUNG PEOPLE
PLEASE NOTE: Only one audition may be reserved per child.
We are delighted to announce that we will be looking for children from the age of 8 -15 to be cast as orphans in the workhouse and/or members of Fagin’s gang for our professional Summer Season production of Lionel Bart’s musical OLIVER!, directed by Richard Cheshire with associate musical director Elinor Powell.
We aim to cast two groups of children who will alternate performances. Girls are welcome to audition for the role of Oliver.
Auditions will be held on Saturday and Sunday 13th and 14th April.
To prepare for the auditions everyone will be asked to sing “CONSIDER YOURSELF” from the musical. Those wishing to audition for the part of Oliver must also prepare and sing “Where is love”.
All children must be able to sing and dance or move well.
We also are looking for talented actors to play the following principal roles:
2 ACTORS TO PLAY OLIVER TWIST – a workhouse boy of about 12 years of age. Strong actor and excellent singer – must be able to sustain the solos “Where is Love” and “Who will buy?”.
2 ACTORS TO PLAY THE ARTFUL DODGER – Fagin’s brightest pupil – an undersized 16 year old. Confident, lively and a charismatic actor – with a good sense of humour and pluck. Must be able to do (and sustain) a cockney accent and dance/move well and be a good team player.
2 ACTORS TO PLAY CHARLEY BATES – Another pupil in Fagin’s gang– bright and cheerful with a good sense of fun.
2 ACTORS TO PLAY BET – Nancy’s friend. She is 15 years old and idolises Nancy. A confident actress, good singer and dancer with a keen sense of fun.
For all the above roles please prepare the same songs as listed above.
• You will be required to bring a passport sized photo with you at the audition and a completed application form (available from box office).
• You will also need to let us know whether there are any times from 10th – 31st August your child/children will not be available.
It is compulsory that all children cast are available for rehearsals from:
10.00am – 5.00pm on 8th and 9th June
4.00pm – 8.00pm on 12th July
10.00am – 5.00pm on 13th 14th July
10.00am – 5.00pm on 21st July
From 4.00pm – 7.30pm on 23/24/25/26 July
From 10.00 – 5.00 on Sat 27th July
From 4.00pm – 7.30pm on 29/30th July
The children will need to keep weekdays and Saturdays free from 31st July – 10th August. A more detailed schedule will be circulated upon casting.