Presented by Colchester Operatic Society in association with the Mercury Theatre.
‘Consider yourself one of us’ and join Colchester Operatic Society and Colchester Operatic Society Second Edition for a new and exciting venture in association with the Mercury Theatre. Celebrate as we join forces to bring you one of London’s most popular musicals Oliver! in the Mercury’s brand new off-site temporary location, Mercury at Abbey Field. The Mercury has worked with Colchester Operatic many times in the past, but this will be the first full collaboration, combining professional creatives with local community actors and children.
Poor Oliver is stuck begging for more supper in a workhouse until he pushes his luck one too many times and is sold to a cruel undertaker. Unsurprisingly, this life proves to be just as bad, so Oliver soon escapes to London. Here, he is taken in by Fagin and the Artful Dodger who show him just how to ‘Pick a Pocket or Two’; he then meets the charming Nancy, who may turn out to be his only true friend in this wild and exciting world. But, when Oliver’s intended ‘mark’, Mr Brownlow, takes pity on the boy and offers him a new life, Fagin’s henchman Bill Sikes gets word and plots to kidnap the boy, to disastrous effect…
Oliver! promises to be an event not to be missed, packed full of song, dance and Oom-pah-pah!
Book, Music and Lyrics by Lionel Bart.
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe www.mtishows.co.uk
Check out the NEW rehearsal trailer below to see our wonderful cast in action:
Oliver! cast in rehearsal
Leanne Field (Nancy) & Archie (Oliver)
Ryan McBryde (Director) & Ensemble
Adam Woodhouse (Fagin)
Wayne Setford (Sikes), Adam Woodhouse (Fagin), Joss-Paul (Dodger), Leanne Field (Nancy) & Archie (Oliver)
Photos by Mike Kwasniak
Coming in a large group?
Check out our Off-Peak group booking offer of £15 tickets for groups of 10+ (Offer available for performances on Wed 2nd, Thu 3rd, Wed 9th, Thu 10th Oct).
Mercury at Abbey Field
Abbey Field, Circular Road East Lower, Colchester, CO2 7SZ
Box Office: 01206 573948
The Mercury at Abbey Field has an increased seating capacity of over 800 seats and will be completely undercover, fully heated, with full bar, kiosks and toilets. The Mercury are confident that this temporary venue will offer a stunning, fully-accessible and unique theatre-going experience for their valued customers, combining the high level of service and facilities they have come to expect from the theatre, with an unforgettable new style of venue.
Please note this show contains some scenes with flashing lights, loud sound effects and the use of smoke and haze.
There are also gunshot sound effects used in this performance.
Vouchers for show programmes, ice creams and merchandise can be purchased during the check out process. And be sure to take a look at our Dodger's Deal Package, which can be pre-booked and collected from the venue on the night of the show