Audition call for Oliver! at the Millennium Forum

Consider yourself a performer?

The Millennium Forum is seeking local talent to take part in its youth production of Oliver! which will run for three nights from 28th to 30thJuly.

Are you aged 14-21 and interested in acting, singing and dancing? Then why not attend the auditions which will be held on Monday 11th and Thursday 14th April 2016 from 4:30pm.

A host of leading roles are up for grabs including Oliver, Artful Dodger, Fagin, Nancy and Bill Sykes as well as numerous Ensemble roles. 

David McLaughlin, Chief Executive of the Millennium Forum and Producer of Oliver! encourages everyone with an interest in performing to audition: “In keeping with our commitment to developing local talent, we are looking for young performers to fill a range of male and female roles. 

"Anyone with an interest in acting, singing and dancing is encouraged to audition.  Who knows - it could be the start of a promising career in the theatre for some local performers, as many of our previous Youth Musical cast have already gone on to pursue their dreams in performing arts. 

"Rachel O’Connor, who played our Sandy in Grease in 2013, went on to the finals of the hit television show, The Voice UK, which led to her landing a role in Michael Flatley’s new show, Dangerous Games, in the West End.  Her Grease co-star, Dylan Reid, who played Danny, has just finished a hugely successful run in the hit musical, Once, which went on to tour Korea.  Many people will also remember Mairead Carlin from our first production of Les Miserables, who has now achieved global success with the hit show, Celtic Woman.”

Daryl Moore, Education & Outreach Officer added: “We are calling on male and female 14 – 21 year olds who can act, dance and sing. We hope to find both new people who want to join us and also young people who have auditioned previously. At the audition you will be required to dance, sing and deliver a short dialogue of the script.  If you do get a recall, it is vital that you can commit to rehearsals from June right through to the public performances in July.”

Those who make the final cast will become part of an unforgettable project performing Oliver! on the Forum’s stage for three nights, 28th to 30th July.

With the timeless songs Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself and Where is Love?, Lionel Bart’s classic musical is brought vividly to life by the Millennium Forum Youth Musical Theatre Group.

If you are aged 14 – 21 and believe you have what it takes to be onstage in this new production of Oliver!,telephone 028 7127 2776 to book your audition or email darylm@millenniumforum.co.uk.  Booking is essential.
The auditions will take place at the Millennium Forum on Monday 11th (from 4:30pm) and Thursday 14thApril (from 4.00pm).  Following intensive rehearsals, Oliver! will be staged at the Millennium Forum from Thursday 28th to Saturday 30th July 2016.

This 2016 amateur production of Oliver! is presented by arrangement with Music Scope UK.This project is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

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