The hugely talented students of castlepollard Community College will take to the stage at Mullingar Arts Centre on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th March.

Oliver! is a musical based on the Dickens novel about a small but spirited orphan, Oliver Twist, who escapes from a poor house to join a gang of child pickpockets on the streets of London. This musical is packed with amazing characters including the pompous Mr Bumble, the rat like Fagan, the terrifying Bill Sykes and the kind Nancy.

The songs are brilliant from the upbeat ‘consider yourself’ to the heartbreaking ‘where is love; to the chirpy ‘I’d do anything’ or the wonderful opening number ‘Food glorious food’ every big number is just a joy.

The colourful music sits at odds with the caustic, social bleakness and poverty of Dickensian London and it is still under the music a play about murder, crime, destitution and how vulnerable are those born into the gutters and the hands of people ready to exploit them

Tickets €15, concessions €10. Please call Castlepollard Community College on (044) 966 1163