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Newquay Tretherras once again raised the bar with their whole school production of the Victorian classic tale of Oliver!
The phenomenal high-energy production ran for four nights, selling out each night; as well as squeezing in two afternoon matinees for local primary schools to enjoy.
The fantastic adaptation, directed by head teacher of drama Mrs Halford, involved nearly 60 students from Years 7 to 13 in acting, singing and dancing performances, whilst a further 40 were involved backstage working sound and lighting and playing in the orchestra.
The well-known story was full of charm and personality as family and friends enjoyed the Dickensian atmosphere. Lead performances by Dylan Hocking as Oliver, Noah Morcom as Dodger, Leon Norfolk as Fagin, Rachel Millington as Nancy and Joseph Wheeler as the infamous Bill Sykes, captured the audiences’ imagination and transported them to the streets of Victorian London.
The supporting roles, choirs and dancers made full use of the stage and its surroundings making the show come alive with excitement. Guest appearances from St Columb Minor, Perranporth Community and Newquay Junior Academy primary students, contributed their voices as orphans not failing to impress with excitement and smiles.
Headteacher at Newquay Tretherras Mrs Fairbairn commented, “This has to be one of the best school productions that I have seen ever! Everyone’s enthusiasm for the show was clearly evident and the standard was absolutely incredible.”
Mrs Halford commented, ”We held our auditions for Oliver! at Easter and have rehearsed during the summer holidays and over the weekends leading up to the show. Oliver! is a classic musical and I would like to thank all the staff and students who have worked so hard and given their time to produce this fantastic show.”