One of our Prep students Matthew, has just completed a 14 show run of Oliver! at China Hall in Spode by Stage Productions where he played Nipper in Fagin’s gang and was also a Workhouse Child and Book Seller’s Boy. He has had a marvellous experience performing to audiences of up to 400 people each show. He had a singing solo and played an important role as the comic value in Fagin’s Gang, pulling out Fagin’s underwear, flossing and being dragged off stage by his collar amongst other things, much to the enjoyment of the audiences.
The commitment to the show following a day of auditions (attended by children from Staffordshire, West Midlands and neighbouring counties), was 12 weeks of intensive rehearsals, growing his hair for authenticity and many late nights.
A huge well done Matthew!