Auditions - Oliver Twist

(play version)

         
Adapted by Jeremy Brock from the book by Charles Dickens
Directed by Norma Raif
Audition date - Sunday 19th June from 1:30pm
Performance dates Mon 24th - Sat 29th October 2022 (incl. Saturday matinee)
 
About
Auditions commence at the theatre at 1:30pm and are open to all.
 
Adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens, Jeremy Brock's splendidly theatrical stage version of Oliver Twist combines all the richness of Dickens's story - the sinister antics of Fagin, the comic pomposity of Mr Bumble the Beadle, and the horror of Nancy's murder at the hands of Sykes.
 
Oliver Twist is set in the 19th century and has the following main characters:
Character
Gender
Character Age
Other Information
Oliver Twist
M
10 - 15
Well spoken as opposed to the other youngsters
Fagin
M
Middle aged
Miserly exploiting youngsters, criminal ( accented) Jewish
Bill Sykes
M
30s-40s
Out and out baddy abusive to women, murderer cockney accent.
Nancy
F
20s-early 30s
Bill Sykes’s girlfriend kind hearted. Cockney
The Artful Dodger
M
15+
Cheeky  Cockney. One of Fagin’s boys who introduces Oliver to Fagin. Cockney
Mr Bumble
M
40+
Beagle of the Borough. Quite a nasty character who has a deliberate way of speaking. Is responsible for Oliver being exiled from the Workhouse. London accent.
Mr Sowerberry
M
40s-50s
Undertaker Miserable countenance as befits his job. London accent
Noah Claypole
M
20s
Young man who works for Sowerberry. Very nasty to Oliver. Cockne
Mrs Corney
F
40s
Very manipulative especially where Mr Bumble is concerned. Nasty to Oliver. Mr Bumble’s love interest Cockney.
Charlotte
F
20s
Noah Claypole’s girlfriend. Cockney.
Guide Bridge Theatre
Audenshaw Road, Audenshaw, Manchester M34 5HJ
Telephone: 0161 330 8078
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The character list goes on and on and with small parts for cockney urchins, some upmarket ‘posh’ characters as well, namely, the elderly Mr Brownlow who briefly  takes Oliver into his care, Lady Stock-Jobber who is a benefactor of the Workhouse and many more.
 
There are parts for everyone in this production, so why not come along to the Theatre on Sunday 19th June at 1.30pm and have a read.
 
Norma Raif
Director
 
Please note. All actors cast for a part in a GBT production must become an Active Member of Guide Bridge Theatre no later than first rehearsal date.