Creative Youth is planning a major new production to be part of the International Youth Arts Festival 2020, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Lionel Bart’s great musical, Oliver!

This exciting new production of OLIVER! will include a huge cast of local performers working alongside professionals, and offers performers the experience of a lifetime to play to 1000+ people as part of the UK’s largest festival for young people, here in Kingston.

 

PERFORM IN OLIVER!

Successful applicants between the ages of 8 and 17 will be asked to pay a participation and commitment fee of £150.00 towards production costs. A bursary fund will be available to assist with this cost for some participants upon request; no-one should feel unable to audition because they are concerned about the affordability of this project.

 

Auditions 

Materials for under 18s
Performers should prepare (learn if possible) the first verse of ‘Consider Yourself’, which can be found in the first 70 seconds of this YouTube clip. 

Performers should also prepare the short section of dialogue here.

Auditions will be split into two age groups: 8 – 17 year olds and 18 – 25 year olds.

8 – 17 year olds

The auditions for 8 – 17 year olds will take place on the following dates:

Saturday 23 November
Sunday 24 November
Sunday 1 December

Please click here to book your audition slot.

Please note recall dates for 8 – 17 year olds will take place on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 December.


18 – 25 year olds

Materials for over 18s
Performers should prepare any song from Oliver and are welcome to propose the character they are interested in taking on at the interview.

Performers should also prepare the short section of dialogue here.

The auditions for 18 – 25 year olds will take place on the following dates:

Saturday 14 December
Sunday 15 December

Please click here to book your audition slot.

 


25+

We are looking for a number of performers over 25 to play the following roles in the production:

  • Fagin
  • Bill Sykes
  • Mr Bumble
  • Mr Sowerberry
  • Mr Brownlow
  • Nancy
  • Widow Corney
  • Mrs Sowerberry
  • Chorus roles

If you are interested in one of these roles, please email Michaela on learningandparticipation@creativeyouthcharity.org by 29 November.

Please let us know if you would be interested in a specific character role.

You will be required to present any song from Oliver! at an audition in December.