Operatic singers launch search for Oliver at Grand Theatre

By Deborah Hardiman | Wolverhampton | Theatre & Comedy | Published:

Please Sir!! Can I some more ........children? says organisers at Bilston Operatic Company which is appealing for youngsters to audition for leading roles in its production of the musical Oliver!

Henry Clark, aged 10, lends a hand as Bilston Operatic Company launches search for young actors for leading roles in their upcoming production of Oliver at the Grand Theatre, in Wolverhampton

The team is holding a special audition session this coming Sunday for its chorus which needs a large number of children and from those participants, players for the characters of Oliver and Dodger will be chosen.

Parents and guardians are being urged to apply for their child to be invited to the event which will start at 9.30am at a venue which is will be disclosed only to those who contact the company personally.

Those interested should send an email to or telephone the company on 07798 792248 to request an application form and to get more details about the show.

Performances of Lionel Bart's Oliver! will be at the Grand Theatre, in Wolverhampton, from November 17 to 21.

Adult auditions will be held on March 23 and the same registration process will apply.

Bilston Operatic Company chairman Brenda Wilson says: "We are looking boys and girls for the chorus which calls for a lot of children. From those we hope to fill the parts of Oliver and Dodger.

"This is for our adult company production and we perform those at The Grand.

"Those wishing to audition will not be able to turn up to the venue and parents need to contact us and go through the application process first."

Last autumn the company performed My Fair Lady at the Lichfield Street theatre, while its youth company performed Legally Blonde at Dormston Theatre, in Sedgley.

The youth section is preparing for a production of Disney hit High School Musical and will return to Dormston from April 29 to May 2.

Deborah Hardiman

By Deborah Hardiman

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star based out of the head office in Ketley. Covering the Telford area.

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