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Cast for performances of Oliver!

Just a quick message about the Oliver! cast and production team. Some of the roles have been split between multiple cast members. Details below:

Oliver – Bridget Forster
Oliver – Freya Parker
Oliver – Emily Winterton
Dodger – Carwyn Jones
Dodger – Connie Holmes
Nancy – Sue Box
Nancy – Kate MacDonald
Fagin – Chas Travis
Bill Sykes – Paul Stennings
Mrs Corney – Carrie Fisher
Mrs Corney – Jane Hanmer
Mr Bumble – Phil Sumner
Mr Brownlow – Adam Howes
Mr Sowerberry – Hilton Holmes
Mrs Sowerberry – Heather Williams
Noah Sowerberry/Police – Liam Johnson
Charlotte Sowerberry – Emily Holmes
Bet – Natalie Bridge
Old Sally/Chorus – Barbara Wilcock
Mrs Bedwin/Chorus – Ellie Clarke
Mr Grimwig/Police – Thom Kerr

Chorus – Maz Evans
Chorus – Heidi Smith
Chorus – Sheila Wilbraham
Chorus – Marie Winterton
Chorus – Dani Box

Workhouse/Fagin’s Gang – Charlotte Bird-Roberts
Workhouse/Fagin’s Gang – Charla Bell-Tomkinson
Workhouse/Fagin’s Gang – Jenna Bell-Tomkinson
Workhouse/Fagin’s Gang – Emily Darlinton
Workhouse/Fagin’s Gang – Lucy Force
Workhouse/Fagin’s Gang – Amelia Gunn
Workhouse/Fagin’s Gang – Harley Knopp
Workhouse/Fagin’s Gang – Rosie Lewis
Workhouse/Fagin’s Gang – Elanor Parker
Workhouse/Fagin’s Gang – Eleanor Shambrook

Director – Sam Forster
Musical Director – Dawn Jaffrey
Wardrobe – Heidi Smith & Sue Box
Props – Dani Box

Seeking: Stage crew for Oliver!

OMTC’s next show, Oliver!, will be on between the 27th and 31st of May 2015.

We need your help!

Are you available to help out backstage or front of house during any of the performances of Oliver! (week ending 31st May 2015), as either:
– stage hand (shifting scenery around)
– stage manager (our stage is fairly small, there’s not that much to manage)
– prop wrangler (make sure the right person gets the right prop at the right time!)
– chaperone (child-herding)
– Ushers
– Tea maker extraordinary

If you can help out, the more shows you can help with the better, but if you can only do 1 or 2, that’s awesome too!

If you can help, please comment here, email, or talk to Sam Forster at any rehearsal (normally Mondays and Thursdays at the Marches School)!

This week’s rehearsals

Hi everyone, hope you have had a great weekend just to remind you that Children will meet again tomorrow at 6pm, We are preparing for auditions and it will be a split session to explore the scene where Dodger and Oliver meet and then to practice your audition songs.

Seniors from 7:30pm is especially for those wishing to practice audition songs in preparation for Monday 19th Audition day, you will also be able to book your audition time as well.

Thursday’s session will be for Senior members only to practice their audition monologues.

See you tomorrow

Best wishes Sam

Rehearsals start up for Oliver!

Apologies for the late notice here, but if you follow us on our Facebook page ( you should have seen this!

Rehearsals for Oliver have started! We’ve had a music rehearsal so far just to go over what most of us already know, but anyone is still welcome to join us on Thursday the 8th (tomorrow!) at 7:30pm until about 10pm for a Commedia and Melodrama workshop, followed by audition preparation on Monday the 12th.

We’ll be in room C6, in the Wilfred Owen building. If you would like to come along, just turn up! Drop us an email at beforehand if you’d like a friendly face to meet you.

Performances will be at the end of May (Weds 27th through Sat 30th).

Sleeping Beauty Ticket Sales!

There are still tickets available for Sleeping Beauty at our online box office

Tickets will also be on sale very shortly in Christian’s jewellers on Bailey Street in Oswestry.

Tickets are £10 adults/£8 children, if buying online there is a small booking fee which will be clearly shown when you check out.

This promises to be a rip-roaring pantomime with the familiar Sleeping Beauty story, traditional pantomime silliness and music to keep you humming all night long.

Buy tickets

Seeking: Director and Musical Director for Oliver! (Easter 2015)

The OMTC committee have agreed that for our Easter 2015 show, putting on a production of Oliver! would be a good option.  It’s a popular show, and with relatively recent West End revivals, it is still fresh in many people’s minds.

As of now, we haven’t had a creative team (Director, Musical Director, Producer, etc) come forward and volunteer to do the show.

If you are interested in directing a show for the company, or you know someone who  may be interested, please get in touch!  If you have any questions, think you may be able to do one role but not know anyone who can do the others, please get in touch and we will see what we can do.

Email, or come along to a panto rehearsal (usually Mondays and Thursdays, 7:30-10pm in the main hall of the Marches School, Morda Road, Oswestry, SY11 2AR).

Video from Oswestry Fun Day

Hi All,

I’ve been asked to post a link that was taken at the Oswestry Fun Day – from Friday 29th August along with the Oswestry farmer’s market.

The video can be found on the OMTC Facebook group: – join the group to keep up to date with our activities there.

Well done to all involved with the day – working tirelessly despite the weather to give a day of fun to the community, while promoting the company and raising some money!

Tickets for Sleeping Beauty are available to buy online!

In a first for OMTC, we have made tickets for our next show, Sleeping Beauty, available to buy online!  Initially we’ve made half of the seats in the theatre available to buy online, but if demand is high enough we can make the rest of the seats available.

Tickets are available now to buy from here: – tickets are £10/£8 and groups who buy 10 tickets will get an extra one free.

There is a small booking fee if you book through the website which covers the cost of credit/debit card processing, but for the convenience of not having to make a trip into town, we think it’s worth it!