Auditions

    • December 10, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Nepean Creative Arts Centre, 35 Stafford Rd,
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    Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart's classic musical based on the Charles Dickens novel, Oliver Twist.

    The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

    Auditions are December 10th from 9:30am - 2:00pm. 

    Auditions are an open call format. There are no assigned times. Participants will be assigned a audition group on a first come basis when they check in on the day of auditions.

    Auditions will run from 9:30 - 2:00pm. Check in for auditions begins at 9:30. You must be checked in by 1:00pm in order to be assured of a place in a group.

    Call backs for will be held on Sunday, December 11th from 11:00am - 4:00pm. You will be notified Saturday if the directing team wishes to have you return.


    Auditions are open for those age 8 and up. 



     The show dates for Oliver are May 25-28, 2023

     

    Character Breakdown


    Oliver Twist

    A workhouse boy

    Presents as Male, stage age 11 years 


    Fagin

    An elderly receiver - runs training academy for young pickpockets.

    Presents as Male


    The Artful Dodger

    Fagin's brightest pupil - an undersized 16. 

    Presents as Male, stage age 16, small build


    Bill Sikes

    A villian in his prime. 

    Male, stage age 30-45


    Nancy

    A graduate of Fagin's academy, and Bill's girlfriend 

    Female,  Stage age 23


    Bet

    A 13 year old lass in Fagin's establishment - idolises Nancy. 

    Female


    Mr. Bumble

    A large and pompous Beadle of the workhouse. 

    Male


    Mrs. Corney

    A sharp-tongued, domineering widow - the Workhouse Mistress. 

    Female


    Mr. Brownlow

    An old gentleman of wealth and breeding. 

    Presents as Male


    Mr. Sowerberry

    The Undertaker.

    Male


    Mrs. Sowerberry

    Mr. Sowerberry's wife and his overseer.

    Female


    Charlotte

    The Sowerberry's teenage daughter. 

    Female


    Noah Claypole

    Mr. Sowerberry's apprentice. 

    Male


    Mr. Grimwig

    A Doctor. 

    Male


    Mrs. Bedwin

    The Brownlow's Housekeeper. 

    Female

    Old Sally

    A Pauper. 

    Female


    Charley Bates

    A boy in Fagin's establishment. 

    Male


    Ensemble:  We are looking to fill out a diverse ensemble of both male and females of varying ages, shapes and sizes. Workhouse, workhouse assistants, bow street runners, street vendors, criers,  crowd etc.






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