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It’s The King’s Lynn Players’ 75th anniversary season and an official ticket launch for Oliver!

The Musical by Lionel Bart was held on Lynn’s Tuesday Market Place with key members of the cast promoting the classic show.

Oliver! - The Musical by Lionel Bart is one of the most beloved British musicals of all time and the talented cast will transport you back to Dickensian London to meet the timeless characters of Fagin, Nancy, Bill Sikes, the Artful Dodger and, of course, Oliver – the boy who asks for more!

Matthew Austin as Fagin. Picture: CHRIS FOX
Matthew Austin as Fagin. Picture: CHRIS FOX

And, with the classic songs Food Glorious Food, Pick a Pocket or Two, Consider Yourself and the contrasting and haunting As Long As He Needs Me, this is a show not to be missed.

The King’s Lynn Players have been at the forefront of local theatre since 1944 when their first production was a play called The Rotters, by H F Maltby.

Alfie Waite as Oliver
Alfie Waite as Oliver

Over the years they have staged many award-winning productions, including Me and My Girl (1954, 1977 and 1998), Calamity Jane (1967 and 1988), The Sound of Music (1971 and 1999), My Fair Lady (1980), Carousel (1983, 1993 and 2003), West Side Story (1987) and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1989 and 1999).

More recently they have performed local premieres of Barry Manilow’s Copacabana, The Witches of Eastwick, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Full Monty, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Whistle Down The Wind, The Addams Family Musical, Legally Blonde, Into The Woods and, last year, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

Oliver! is being staged from May 15-18 nightly at 7.30pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm, at the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange.

Tickets are priced from £13 to £15, with a family ticket costing £48 (two adults and two children) and are available now from King’s Lynn Corn Exchange on 01553 764864 or online https://www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk/whats-on/music/oliver/

The show is sponsored by the Lynn News.

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