Oliver Auditions

WE ARE CASTING!!!

On Saturday 11th December we are producing Oliver! at both New Mills and Glossopdale School and we are looking for our performers. 

If you would like to ‘take part’ in either of our New Mills or Glossop productions, please fill out Step 1 – Sign Up (located below) to be a part of our ensemble. BUT if you would like to audition for a principal role at either New Mills or Glossop you can audition in 3 Easy Steps…

We also would like to highlight that children/young people of any gender can audition for any of the principle roles and we are fully inclusive.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us:

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Step 1 - Sign Up!

To ‘take part’ in our production of Oliver! Jr. please complete the sign up form (this includes all current pupils who wish to audition for a principle role).

 

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Step 2 - Pick your character

Below we have the music and lyrics for all of our principle roles where you can decide which roles you would like to audition for. To audition you must learn the song allocated to your character and send a video recording to us via Step 3 below. You do not have to perform the whole song but we do ask for a minimum recording of one minute.

You can audition for more than one role but you must please note this in your sign up form in Step 1 – Sign Up!

Character Descriptions

 

Oliver Twist

Character Description

Oliver Twist is an eleven year old orphan who around which the whole plot of the show revolves. He is intelligent and kind but not afraid to stand up for himself when the situation calls for it. He longs for a family and escapes to London to try to make his fortune even though he has no idea what adventures are waiting there. We’re looking for a great singer with a strong stage presence.

For the video audition recording please use the backing track provided – not the vocal track.

Download Lyrics Where is Love - Vocal Track Where is Love - Backing Track

 

Artful Dodger

Character Description

The Artful Dodger also known as Jack Dawkins is one of the most famous characters in the show. He’s charming upbeat and charismatic. Though Dodger works for Fagin as a thief, he’s the first person to show Oliver real kindness and gives him a place to belong. We’re looking to cast a fantastic singer and actor who exudes charm and commands the stage.

For the video audition recording please use the backing track provided – not the vocal track.

Download Lyrics Consider Yourself - Vocal Track Consider Yourself - Backing Track

 

Nancy

Character Description

Nancy is an adventurous young lady with a heart of gold, who’s fallen in with the wrong crowd. She’s veracious, kind, the life and soul of the party, and immediately takes Oliver under her wing. Unfortunately she is involved with Bill Sikes, who is a very troublesome person. We’re looking to cast a fantastic actress and great singer for this dynamic role.

For the video audition recording please use the backing track provided – not the vocal track.

Download Lyrics As Long As He Needs Me - Vocal Track As Long As He Needs Me - Backing Track

 

Fagin

Character Description

Fagin recruits, trains and manages a gang of child thieves. Though he claims he cares for each of his children, providing them with food and shelter, and characteristically calling them “my dear”, he’s really only concerned with the money these young thieves bring in. We’re looking to cast a charismatic actor, with a strong voice who can portray Fagin’s nuanced charm.

For the video audition recording please use the backing track provided – not the vocal track.

Download Lyrics Reviewing the Situation - Vocal Track Reviewing the Situation - Backing Track

 

Bill Sikes

Character Description

Oliver Twist is an eleven year old orphan who around which the whole plot of the show revolves. He is intelligent and kind but not afraid to stand up for himself when the situation calls for it. He longs for a family and escapes to London to try to make his fortune even though he has no idea what adventures are waiting there. We’re looking for a great singer with a strong stage presence.

For the video audition recording please use the backing track provided – not the vocal track.

Download Lyrics My Name - Vocal Track My Name - Backing Track

Step 3 - Submit Video

 

We look forward to seeing your amazing auditions!!!

Please when submitting your audition, label your video as seen in the example below:

SCHOOL LOCATION, PARTICIPANTS FIRST AND LAST NAME, CHARACTER ROLE(S).mp4

E.g. GLOSSOP, JOHN SMITH, OLIVER.mp4

Deadline for your video submission is Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Good luck!

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