Shani Wallis, Nancy in the 1968 film (celebrating its 50th anniversary this year!), has sent Panda Players a message for their production of Oliver! In it she expresses the enjoyment she had taking part in the film saying: “it has been the most important portrait of work I have ever achieved”. She also highlights the similarities between the social injustices of 1800s London and those we experience in the present day. She concludes saying: “Have a wonderful time and let the magic of ‘Oliver!’ spark your imagination and warm your heart.”
The cast (some of whom can be seen in the accompanying photo) have been working hard at rehearsals since November to ensure excellent performances for the run from Wednesday 7th to Sunday 11th March at the Elgiva theatre in Chesham, Buckinghamshire HP5 1HR. Details can be found at http://www.pandaplayers.co.uk and bookings for tickets, ranging from £10 to £16, can be made at www.elgiva.com.
So, It’s a Fine Life for you if you come to see Oliver!, one of the best known and best loved English musicals.
Based on the novel, Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens and with music, lyrics and book by Lionel Bart, this production by Panda Players has all the things you love about a good musical. So, don’t waste time Reviewing the Situation, Consider Yourself one of us and book your seat now to enjoy again the wonderful Dickens characters and the catchy songs you know so well.
Music, Lyrics & Book by Lionel Bart – Produced for the Broadway stage by David Merrick and Donald Albery.
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Limited of New York.
We look forward to welcoming you to one of our performances.