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Oliver! Auditions December 2022

  • December 10, 2022
  • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Nepean Creative Arts Centre, 35 Stafford Rd,
  • 10



Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart's classic musical based on the Charles Dickens novel, Oliver Twist.

The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

Auditions are December 10th from 9:30am - 2:00pm at the Nepean Creative Arts Centre, 35 Stafford Rd in Bells Corners

Auditions are an open call format. There are no assigned times. Participants will be assigned a audition group on a first come basis when they check in on the day of auditions.

Auditions will run from 9:30 - 2:00pm. Check in for auditions begins at 9:30. You must be checked in by 1:00pm in order to be assured of a place in a group.

Call backs for will be held on Sunday, December 11th from 11:00am - 4:00pm. You will be notified Saturday if the directing team wishes to have you return.

Auditions are open for those age 8 and up. 

 The show dates for Oliver are May 25-28, 2023


Character Breakdown

Oliver Twist

A workhouse boy

Presents as Male, stage age 11 years 


An elderly receiver - runs training academy for young pickpockets.

Presents as Male

The Artful Dodger

Fagin's brightest pupil - an undersized 16. 

Presents as Male, stage age 16, small build

Bill Sikes

A villian in his prime. 

Male, stage age 30-45


A graduate of Fagin's academy, and Bill's girlfriend 

Female,  Stage age 23


A 13 year old lass in Fagin's establishment - idolises Nancy. 


Mr. Bumble

A large and pompous Beadle of the workhouse. 


Mrs. Corney

A sharp-tongued, domineering widow - the Workhouse Mistress. 


Mr. Brownlow

An old gentleman of wealth and breeding. 

Presents as Male

Mr. Sowerberry

The Undertaker.


Mrs. Sowerberry

Mr. Sowerberry's wife and his overseer.



The Sowerberry's teenage daughter. 


Noah Claypole

Mr. Sowerberry's apprentice. 


Mr. Grimwig

A Doctor. 


Mrs. Bedwin

The Brownlow's Housekeeper. 


Old Sally

A Pauper. 


Charley Bates

A boy in Fagin's establishment. 


Ensemble:  We are looking to fill out a diverse ensemble of both male and females of varying ages, shapes and sizes. Workhouse, workhouse assistants, bow street runners, street vendors, criers,  crowd etc.

If you can dream it, you can do it!



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