Stage struck Olivers

PUBLISHED: 11:04 18 July 2008 | UPDATED: 10:51 17 June 2010

THE cast of Oliver have been hard at work rehearsing for their upcoming show on Tuesday, July 29. The New Ottregans Summer Show will take place at King s School, Ottery St Mary, for five evenings from Tuesday, July 29 to Saturday, August 2.

THE cast of Oliver have been hard at work rehearsing for their upcoming show on Tuesday, July 29.

The New Ottregans' Summer Show will take place at King's School, Ottery St Mary, for five evenings from Tuesday, July 29 to Saturday, August 2.

The cast include 20 enthusiastic youngsters between the ages of seven and 14, and 20 equally enthusiastic adults.

Tony and Helena Williams formed the New Ottregians some years ago with the intention of giving young people a chance to be on the stage

This is something they have achieved, with several of the children in Oliver having already been in three or more shows.

Two of these seasoned professionals are Alex who is one of the Olivers and goes to King's School, and Elliot, who is one of the Artful Dodgers.

Other performers include Jack, who is playing the second Oliver and goes to Ottery Primary School, and Dan, who is about to tour South Africa with the King's School rugby team and is playing the second Dodger.

Dan's parents, Rick and Karen, are playing Nancy and Bill Sykes and hope that their son will return after winning tour with all limbs intact so he can join them in the production.

The show is proving to be quite a family affair with Peter and Sylvia, Helen and both her daughters, and Dave all getting in on the action.

There is ample free parking, coffee and a bar available each evening with all proceeds in aid of Hepisecare, who again provide invaluable, front-of-house support. All are welcome to come along and enjoy what is set to be a thoroughly entertaining performance.

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