Consider yourself on stage

Nancy and Oliver in Alnwick Stage Musical Society's next production of Oliver! the Musical
Nancy and Oliver in Alnwick Stage Musical Society's next production of Oliver! the Musical

Oliver won’t be the only one asking for more if a music society’s latest production goes to plan.

Alnwick Stage Musical Society is putting the finishing touches to its performance of Oliver!

The last time the musical version of the Charles Dickens classic Oliver Twist graced the Playhouse stage was in 2005 when students from the Duchess’s High School ‘considered themselves’ a massive hit.

This time the production is going to be big, really big.

With a cast of 50 and a similar number behind the scenes, the Society will be staging one of the biggest community efforts that has been seen for many years.

Director Lynne Lambert said that although it can sometimes be challenging, the production has been an absolute pleasure.

She said: “It hasn’t been a struggle, it’s been hard work, but people have been so positive and so supportive.

“The cast have been a great group to work with and rehearsals have been quite good fun.

“There’s almost 50 in the cast, the youngest is 10, and that’s a great thing about it, it’s a great community project.

“We’ve got people from middle school right up to people who have been retired a little while.”

Oliver! is being performed at Alnwick Playhouse. It opens on Wednesday, March 18, and runs until Sunday, March 22. Tickets

cost £12, concessions £11, children £8.

The timeless classic won’t disappoint with classic tunes such as Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, As Long As He Loves Me and many more. The Society was established in 1987 and this is its 32nd show.