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Casting all Roles in OLIVER!

Casting all Roles in OLIVER!

Romford, UK. Apply from all UK.
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The Brookside Theatre is looking for talented musical theatre performers to join the cast for their September production, the much loved classic, OLIVER!

Production dates: 11th - 15th September 2019
Venue: Brookside Theatre, Romford

About the show....
The perfect family musical, based on Charles Dickens' classic Oliver Twist, OLIVER! tells the story of the young orphan who wanted 'more'. From the orphanage to the mean streets of London, the ever-optimistic Oliver strives to survive through thick and thin, meeting, along the way, such characters as Nancy, Bill Sykes, the Artful Dodger and of course, Fagin. Dramatic, engagingly powerful and ultimately uplifting, OLIVER! is an unforgettable feel-good story of a remarkable boy looking for a place to call home.

Rehearsals: Monday & Wednesday evenings and Sunday daytimes from mid July 2019

All auditions / rehearsals / performances are held at the theatre in Romford (5 mins walk from Romford station (zone 6)

Auditions: Saturday 22nd June 2019 - AM Youth Call / PM Adult Call

All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Production dates: 11th - 15th September 2019

Rehearsals: Monday & Wednesday evenings and Sunday daytimes from mid July 2019

Auditions: Saturday 22nd June 2019 - AM Youth Call / PM Adult Call

Job payment

This job is unpaid

Fee details - Costume hire fees may be charged


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Fagin

A weaselly conman who runs a training academy for young pickpockets. Strong character actor with excellent comic timing. Vocal Range: Baritone A – F Songs: You’ve Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two, Be Back Soon, Reviewing The Situation Dance: Good movement / dance skills (basic MT routines) Accent: Jewish

Male, aged 40 to 75

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles

Applications closed 23 June 2019.

Nancy

A graduate of Fagin’s academy. Nancy is the girlfriend of Bill Sykes who abuses her yet she professes to stay with Bill as long as he needs her. Strong character actress. Triple Threat. Heavy Vocal Role. Vocal Range: Alto with strong Belt (Low F – G) Songs: It’s A Fine Life, I’d Do Anything, Oom-Pah-Pah, As Long As He Needs Me Dance: Good movement / dance skills Accent: Cockney

Female, aged 18 to 35

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Accents: UK Cockney

Applications closed 23 June 2019.

Bill Sykes

A graduate of Fagin’s academy and a menacing villain in his prime. Strong character actor with an overbearing presence. Vocal Range: Baritone (C# - D) Songs: My Name Dance: N/A Accent: Cockney

Male, aged 30 to 45

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Accents: UK Cockney

Applications closed 23 June 2019.

Oliver

A sweet workhouse boy. Strong character actor with an innocence about him. Ideally no taller than 5ft tall. Vocal Range: Low A to G Songs: Food Glorious Food, Where Is Love, Consider Yourself, I’d Do Anything, Be Back Soon, Who Will Buy Dance: Good movement / dance skills (basic MT routines) Accent: English / R.P.

Male, aged 9 to 13

Applications closed 23 June 2019.

The Artful Dodger

As Fagin’s brightest pupil; a cheeky pickpocket. Strong character actor with a lot of energy and a big stage presence. Vocal Range: Low B to G Songs: Consider Yourself, You’ve Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two, It’s A Fine Life, I’d Do Anything, Be Back Soon Dance: Good movement / dance skills Accent: Cockney

Male, aged 9 to 14

Applications closed 23 June 2019.

Mr Bumble

A large, pompous and opportunistic man who runs the workhouse. Strong character actor. Will also be involved in company numbers Vocal Range: Tenor (C – A) Songs: Oliver! Boy For Sale, I Shall Scream Dance: Good movement / dance skills Accent: English / R.P.

Male, aged 40 to 75

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Accents: UK English, UK Posh

Applications closed 23 June 2019.

Widow Corney

A sharp-tongued domineering widow and the workhouse mistress. Strong character actress. Will also be involved in company numbers. Vocal Range: Soprano (D – G) Songs: Oliver! I Shall Scream Dance: Good movement / dance skills Accent: English / R.P.

Female, aged 40 to 60

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Accents: UK English, UK Posh

Applications closed 23 June 2019.

Mr Sowerberry

The undertaker. A creepy, often intoxicated, man who promotes his business by advertising cheap funerals. Strong character actor who can play creepy. Will also be involved in company numbers. Vocal Range: Baritone (C – F) Songs: That’s Your Funeral Dance: Good movement / dance skills Accent: English / R.P.

Male, aged 35 to 75

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Accents: UK English, UK Posh

Applications closed 23 June 2019.

Mrs Sowerberry

The undertaker’s wife. A creepy domineering woman. Strong character actress who can play creepy. Will also be involved in company numbers. Vocal Range: Soprano or Alto (C – F) Songs: That’s Your Funeral Dance: Good movement / dance skills Accent: English / R.P.

Female, aged 30 to 60

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Accents: UK English, UK Posh

Applications closed 23 June 2019.

Mr Brownlow

An established gentleman of wealth. He ends up being Oliver’s grandfather. Strong actor. Will also be involved in company numbers. Vocal Range: Any – Company vocal only Songs: Company numbers Dance: Good movement / dance skills Accent: English / R.P.

Male, aged 50 to 75

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Accents: UK Posh

Applications closed 23 June 2019.

Mrs Bedwin

The Brownlow’s housekeeper. Strong actress who has a kind and motherly air. Will also be involved in company numbers. Vocal Range: Soprano or Alto (C – B) Songs: Where Is Love (Reprise) Dance: Good movement / dance skills Accent: English / R.P.

Female, aged 30 to 65

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Accents: UK English, UK Posh

Applications closed 23 June 2019.

Bet

A young girl in Fagin’s establishment who idolises Nancy. Strong actress. Will also be involved in company numbers. Vocal Range: Mezzo / Soprano (D – F) Songs: It’s A Fine Life, I’d Do Anything Dance: Good movement / dance skills Accent: English / R.P.

Female, aged 16 to 22

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Accents: UK Cockney

Applications closed 23 June 2019.

Fagin's Gang / Orphans

Boy company to play named members of Fagin’s gang, orphans etc. Strong performers. Vocal Range: All Songs: Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, You’ve Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two, It’s A Fine Life, I’d Do Anything, Be Back Soon, Who Will Buy Dance: Good movement / dance skills Accent: Cockney / Various

Male, aged 7 to 14

  • Accents: UK Cockney, UK English

Applications closed 23 June 2019.

Adult Supporting / Company Roles

Company roles including several named supporting roles to be cast including ‘Noah’, ‘Charlotte’, ‘Dr Grimwig’, ‘Old Sally’ etc. Vocal Range: All vocal ranges, male and female Songs: Consider Yourself, Who Will Buy, Oom-Pah-Pah Dance: Good movement / dance skills Accent: Various British

Anyone, aged 18 and over

Applications closed 23 June 2019.

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