Consider yourself invited to 9Arch Musical Societies eighth annual production which opens with the Tony-award winning musical, Oliver, on November 18 in the Town Hall Theatre.
AIMS nominee Katie Creaven joins over 20 local children and 11-year-old Conor Walsh in the title role. One of the greatest musicals of all time, Oliver"won three Tony awards when it appeared on stage more than 40 years ago.
Featuring musical classics such as "Food, Glorious Food," "I'd Do Anything," "Where is Love?," "Consider Yourself," "As Long As He Needs Me," and "Who Will Buy," this show continues to captivate children and adults alike.
Oliver is based on Charles Dickens' moving tale of Oliver Twist, an orphan boy who escapes from the orphanage only to end up in the company of pick pockets. When Oliver has a chance to live a good life, love and hate battle as Sykes and his girlfriend, Nancy, have different ideas for the young boy. Dickens' characters are always larger-than-life, and the musical captures his unforgettable creations.
Pat Walsh plays the villainous Bill Sykes, and is joined by Richard Bell, as Fagin. Katie Creaven returns to 9Arch as Nancy, and Josh Coughlan brings to life The Artful Dodger. Claregalways own Mike Glynn plays Mr Bumble.
Tim Landers returns to Galway to take on directing duties for this production. Shane Farrell is the musical director and Antoinette Casserley will choreograph the musical.
After the November 18 opening, Oliver will show at 8pm. on Thursday 19 to Saturday 21. In addition, there is a 2 pm.matinee scheduled for Saturday November 21st.
Advance tickets may be purchased by calling The Town Hall Theatre on 091 569777