KEIGHLEY Musical Theatre Company have announced auditions for their October 15-19 musical Oliver!.

They are looking for actors of all ages to play the main roles and chorus parts, in a production led by director Jamesine Cundell-Walker, choreographer Judith Chapman and musical director John Sandland.

The show features songs like Food Glorious Food, Where Is Love?, Consider Yourself, As Long As He Needs Me, I’d Do Anything and You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two.

Spokesman David Brett said: “The show provides a great opportunity for younger boys as some of the main scenes are set in a Victorian ‘workhouse’. To be in the show they don’t need lots of acting experience but must be able to sing in tune, dance (although lots of training isn’t necessary) and take instructions!

“There will be lots of rehearsals so they need to be prepared to give the time. Auditions will be held in March and boys should be between seven and 14 on March 1. We will of course need an ‘Oliver’ and an ‘Artful Dodger’, both excellent character parts for younger boys.”

Oliver is a runaway orphan who meets street kid Dodger in London and falls in with conniving gang leader Fagin, ruthless ruffian Bill Sikes and his girlfriend Nancy. Other characters include kindly old man Mr Brownlow, pompous beadle Mr Bumble, Nancy’s best friend Bet, teenagers Noah and Charlotte, and various adults Oliver meets.

Auditions will be held on March 16 for boys, Oliver, Dodger, ensemble and dancers (minimum age 14 for both) and March 17 for principals (minimum age 16). Visit for information, and email by March 6 to register interest.