Young South Yorkshire actors set for London’s West End

Budding actors who want to swap South Yorkshire for London’s West End have the chance to audition for role in Oliver.

Director Jonathan Walker-Kane, of the acclaimed Endellion Theatre Company, is aiming to give the central roles of workhouse boy Oliver and pickpockets The Artful Dodger and Charlie Bates to youngsters from the South Yorkshire area.

Some of the country’s finest non-professional actors and singers - accompanied my musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music - will be appearing in Endellion Theatre Company’s fresh production of the Lionel Bart smash hit when it comes to the historic setting of the Church of St Giles in the Fields, Covent Garden, for eight performances nect March.

Walker-Kane has previously directed critically acclaimed shows including The King and I, A Little Night Music, Follies, The Boyfriend and South Pacific at Buxton Opera House and Jesus Christ Superstar and Fiddler on the Roof at the Lyceum in Sheffield.

“This really will be an extraordinary opportunity for three young actors to enjoy a taste of London theatre,” he said.

“The successful applicants will need to be at least 11 years old and be able to demonstrate their ability to act, sing and dance in one of the world’s best loved musicals.

“The company will provide accommodation for both the actors and their parents or chaperones throughout the run of the show.”

Auditions for the three parts will be held on Sunday, December 6 at 4.30pm at a South Yorkshire venue to be announced.

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