Giving Oliver a modern twist

Rehearsals for Oliver
 at King Edward VI School 
Picture Mark Westley ANL-161130-231039009

Rehearsals for Oliver at King Edward VI School Picture Mark Westley ANL-161130-231039009

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King Edward VI School has moved Charles Dickens’ character Oliver Twist from the 19th century to today’s London.

The Bury St Edmunds school’s production of Lionel Bart’ musical Oliver! puts the focus on homelessness and street children.

Rehearsals for Oliver
 at King Edward VI School 
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Rehearsals for Oliver at King Edward VI School ANL-161130-230935009

More than 60 students, from years seven to 13, form the cast and crew.

They assist the school’s specialist staff in all areas of the production, from directing and choreographing to set, costume and make-up design.

The orchestra is also made up of talented students who rehearsed with the cast for three months

The set uses scaffolding to ‘represent the industrial and seedy side of contemporary London’.

Rehearsals for Oliver
 at King Edward VI School :
Annabelle Haworth, Edward Mitchell and Lucy Ambrose senior cast members
Picture Mark Westley ANL-161130-230832009

Rehearsals for Oliver at King Edward VI School : Annabelle Haworth, Edward Mitchell and Lucy Ambrose senior cast members Picture Mark Westley ANL-161130-230832009

Oliver! runs from December 7 to 10, starting at 7pm in the Lower Hall of King Edward VI School.

Tickets cost £9 for adults, or £7 for concessions, from www.ticketsource.co.uk/kinged

Rehearsals for Oliver
 at King Edward VI School 
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Rehearsals for Oliver at King Edward VI School ANL-161130-230822009

Rehearsals for Oliver
 at King Edward VI School 
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Rehearsals for Oliver at King Edward VI School ANL-161130-231028009