Last night, Monday 20 February, we got a sneak preview of the forthcoming show, Oliver! the musical, which opens tomorrow night (22 Feb) at The Regal Theatre, Minehead.
Following the success of ‘The Magic of The Musicals’, Fusion Young Performers will be appearing in this new production between 22 and 25 February with Lionel Bart’s much-loved classic musical, which is packed full of well-known songs such as ‘I’d Do Anything’, ‘Where is Love?’, ‘Consider Yourself’, ‘Reviewing the Situation’, ‘Oom Pah Pah’ and lots more… all accompanied by a live 12 piece orchestra.
Lionel Bart’s Oliver! brings Charles Dickens’ classic tale to life, following young, orphaned Oliver Twist (brilliantly played by local youngster Joel Savage) as he navigates London’s underworld of theft and violence searching for a home, a family, and – most of all – for love.
With an energetic cast of over 50 young people aged 24 and under – many of whom starred in the 2014 MATA summer production of Les Misérables and with direction by Sarah-Jane Cross, choreography by Lorraine Ahern and musical direction by David Pitts, this promises to be a show full of dazzling dance routines, amazing singing and fantastic performances from some of the best young talent in the area.
Music, lyrics and book by Lionel Bart. By arrangement with Musicscope and Stage Musicals Limited of New York. This is an amateur production.
Tickets were sold out two weeks ago and so the next time you hear about a forthcoming performance by Fusion Young Performers you’ll need to snap your ticket up fast!
Top photo: by Andrew Hobbs Photography.