Consider yourself one of us, consider yourself part of the family.
That’s a familiar refrain from the classic musical Oliver, based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist.
In this award-winning adaptation , young orphan Oliver Twist falls in with a group of street-urchin pickpockets led by the Artful Dodger and masterminded by the criminal Fagin.
This production includes many familiar faces from previous RHMTC performances along with some newer members including the fabulous Bianca Coombs, known from singing in bands around town such as Sweet Mercy, in the female lead role of Nancy.
Other leads include Rod McConnell as Fagin, Joshua Albury as the Artful Dodger and Drew Yeadon as Bill Sykes.
The musical will also showcase some of Goulburn’s young talent.
The role of Oliver is played by Michael Alsop-Orchard, who after playing one of the title roles in Snugglepot and Cuddlepie has turned his focus to this iconic role.
Director Lynda Yeadon said he will delight audiences with his sweet voice as he sings “Where is love?”
“Taking him under his wing is the Artful Dodger played by Joshua Arnold. Joshua is no stranger to the stage playing the lead role in the Rocky Hill production of Seussical in 2016.
“Since then he has appeared as one of the brothers in Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and continues to win awards state-wide in Eisteddfods including the Sydney Eisteddfod.
“The chemistry between these youngsters onstage is delightful and brings the story to life.”
Teamed with 20 other children, who play the roles of Workhouse Orphans or Fagin’s gang of pickpockets, the talent of our young singers and actors is certainly put in the spotlight.