Oliver came to the Birley Centre at Eastbourne College last Thursday as pupils of ‘My Theatre Academy’, aged just six years old to 13, performed a shortened version of this famous West End show in the culmination of a four day musical theatre summer camp.
Director of Drama Tim Marriott commented: “The resulting production was simply terrific, showcasing some amazing young talent learning and performing scenes, songs and dance routines in less than a week complete with costumes and props.
Ensemble is what MTA is all about, the young performers all working together in a team environment in support of one another, the little details making up the whole but the company were superbly led by Batuhan Kaya, a charmingly villainous Fagin, Evan Nayler, lost and lonely as Oliver, and Sophie Nicholles as Nancy, simply superb in hitting the full range of character and notes in ‘As Long as He Needs Me’.”
MTA offer expert, professionally experienced tuition every Saturday morning in term time at Eastbourne College’s Birley Centre and a few places are still available for September. Further information may be found at www.mytheatreacademy.com<http://www.mytheatreacademy.com> or by contacting Nicky Young on 07966 451835.