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Oliver! The Return Season at The Arts Theatre

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The widely acclaimed Gilbert & Sullivan Society of SA production of the much loved stage musical Oliver!, returns to the Arts Theatre stage on Friday 31 January 2014 for a strictly limited season - 10 performances only!

The production premiered in July 2013 and won rave reviews from both critics and audience members alike. Once again the upcoming season, which will run until Saturday 8 February 2014, will be helmed by the multi-award winning production team of David Lampard (director / designer) and Peter Johns (musical director) and feature most of the original SA cast, as well as the original creative team.

"The process of rehearsing and performing a show as large as Oliver! really brings everyone together. The cast and everyone involved become your family and we are so pleased we get to do it all again," said Lampard, who prior to directing Oliver! directed and designed the national tour of Amity Dry's Mother Wife and the Complicated Life.

The adult cast includes a host of Adelaide's most talented performers, including Rod Schultz (Co-Opera) as Fagin, Paul Talbot (Next To Normal) as Bill Sykes, Emma Bargery (Next To Normal) as Nancy, real life husband and wife Nicolas and Roslyn Lock (State Opera regulars) as Widow Corney and Mr Bumble, amongst other State Opera, Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Co-Opera performers.

Sharing the role of Oliver! are Jack Raftopolous and Harry Fiedler (both played Colin Craven in The Secret Garden in Feb 2013), and Dodger will be played alternately by newcomers Isaiah Fabbro and Joshua Spiniello.

During its initial run Oliver! raised much needed funds for Kick Start for Kids, the only South Australian charity that provides a breakfast and lunch program for under-privileged children in South Australia. The cast and crew also volunteered in excess of 40 hours and provided marketing support to the charity.

"We couldn't be more grateful to the cast and crew of Oliver! and especially all the patrons who attended and donated money. We are excited to see what we can achieve in our next run," said Ian Steel, Founder of Kick Start for Kids.

The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of SA have confirmed that they will continue their support for the SA charity and offer patrons the opportunity to buy breakfast for one disadvantaged child when purchasing tickets.

Tickets are now on sale for the return season of Oliver!.

Performances start at the family-friendly time of 7:30pm Tuesday to Friday, with matinee performances at 1:30pm on Saturday and 4pm on Sunday.

Ticket prices range from $20.00 to $38.00.

To make a booking online, please click here or phone 08 8447 7239.

For more information on Oliver!, please visit
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When: 31 Jan, 1, 4-8 Feb at 7.30 pm, 1 and 8 Feb at 1.30 pm and Sun 2 Feb at 4 pm.
Phone: 08 8447 7239
Where: The Arts Theatre, 53 Angas Street, Adelaide
Cost: $20.00 to $38.00
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