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Promenade Productions

Proudly Present... Oliver crack

Featuring some of Lionel Bart’s most memorable show-stopping songs including Food, Glorious Food, As Long as he needs me, Reviewing the Situation, Pick a Pocket, Consider yourself.

A current West End hit here on your doorstep. With seats at affordable prices.

Oliver is a young orphan in a large workhouse who draws a great deal of attention to himself when he asks for more at supper time. As a result Oliver finds himself sold to an undertaker. He runs away, and is taken in by a group of pickpockets who try to teach the innocent boy to be a thief.

Eventually he escapes from the clutches of the crime ring and finds love, happiness, and a home. This musical version of the classic story takes it a little more lightly than the original novel!.

The large cast of dedicated and talented local thespians is headed by 10year-old Daniel Parrott. who believes that the secret of becoming a star is ‘lots of rehearsals’ The title role of ‘Oliver’ is a very demanding one for any 10 year old . Daniel is in fact the same age as Mark Lester was when he starred in the 1968 film version of Oliver. Now living and working in Cheltenham, Mark Lester is lending his support to the current production.

Each year Promenade Productions support a Gloucestershire based charity. This year the James Hopkins Trust has been selected and society members aim to raise not only money but awareness of the work of this group throughout the run of the show beginning with a Gala Evening on the first night, Wednesday 14th July.

Promenade Productions first took to the stage at the old Shaftesbury Hall in the summer of 1984. Over a 25 year period they have earned their reputation as, one of Gloucestershire’s leading musical amateur dramatic societies staging a traditional family pantomime in January each year followed by a fully staged musical in the summer. Recently the society has been awarded a number of prestigious awards from N.O.D.A and the Gloucestershire Drama Association. All their shows are staged at:
The Bacon Theatre.


14th – 17th July
The Bacon Theatre
Hatherley Road
Cheltenham

Seat prices £8.00 to £12.00 (with concessions)
To book phone Showcase on:

01242 224144