Horsington’s Chris Bailward has jumped ship from HMS Pinafore to appear as Mr Bumble in Shaftesbury Arts Centre’s production of Lionel Bart’s musical Oliver, which opens on July 6th.
First staged in 1960, the original Oliver (based on Dickens’ Oliver Twist) ran for 2610 performances, and launched the careers of many young actors, including Tony Robinson of Baldrick and Time Team fame. It had to wait another 17 years for a revival, and is now a fashionable choice for many amateur performances.
The Shaftesbury summer shows are very accomplished and popular, and booking is advised.
01747 854321 Or book on line
The Show runs from July 6 -9 and July 13-16 at 7.30 pm. There is a matinee performance on Saturday 16 July at 2.30.pm.
Shaftesbury Arts Centre is at 13 Bell Street. Use the Co-op car park.