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Review: Oliver! King's Lynn Players, Corn Exchange, Lynn

Never work with animals and children, theatricals are advised. Well, the Players certainly ignored at least half of that advice with this sparking version of the evergreen Lionel Bart musical.

More than 40 children took part in the production and were really brilliant.

It was a case though of 'who let the dog out?' as they dealt with the problem of recruiting an animal to play the pivotal role of Bill Sikes' dog Bullseye by writing him out of the script altogether. Which perhaps diminished the famous finale as envisaged by Charles Dickens but is a mere footnote to what was a very enjoyable evening.

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