2011 – Oliver

29th March 2011 – 2nd April 2011

Kings Theatre, Glasgow

Oliver!… with a Twist! The classic Dickens tale re-told on stage, with classic songs “Food Glorious Food”, “Pick a Pocket or Two” and the heartbreaking “As Long As He Needs Me”. This well loved family musical gave PMOS the chance to re-invent an old favourite, as well as working with two extremely professional casts of young actors. A favourite with musical theatre fans and thespians alike!

Oliver Videos

As a way to get people talking about our show we decided to introduce our cast members to the public, telling them a little about their part in the production and why Oliver was a great show to come and see.  Here are the videos which were used in the run up to the show:

NODA Review:
It was with some surprise that I noted from the programme that PMOS has not previously staged this popular show and with Dickens’ story, excellent music and a first class theatre, success was assured. On the night I attended, Oliver was played by Lewis McCann whose singing and acting were impeccable. Lewis Kerr played the part in alternative performances and I am sure the same care would be taken by the selection panel in casting him in the role. Lawrence Clark played a truly artful Dodger and Iain Usher excelled as Fagin in all the nuances of that sad complicated charater – particularly as he ‘reviewed the situation’. Richard Macgowan gave a strong portrayal of the fearful Bill Sikes with Judith Miller cast as the long suffering Nancy. Bob McDevitt as the pompous Mr Bumble and Patricia Welch as the loopy Widow Corney were well matched in the opening two numbers. The scene in the Undertaker’s parlour was a little gem with Oliver, Mr Bumble, Mr Sowerberry (Iain G Condie) and Mrs Sowerberry (Susan Kernohan) in the humerous number ‘That’s Your Funeral’. Alastair McCall played the somewhat ineffective Dr Grimwig and Norman MacMillan the kindly Mr Brownlow. The production team are to be congratulated on their efforts in directing the numerous members of Fagin’s Gang and the Workhouse Children as the acting and singing were first class. The major scenes in the show were well directed and particularly the opening number ‘Food, Glorious Food’, the thieves kitchen scene ‘Pick A Pocket or Two’, the scene in the Three Cripples ‘Oom-Pah-Pah’ and the finales of both acts. The nine piece orchestra completed what was a fine evening’s live ent
ertainment.” T Davies Brock, NODA Scotland News, May 2011

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