PICTURE SPECIAL: RATz will leave Wisbech audiences crying for more

Ratz dress rehearsal of Oliver ANL-150604-171501009
Ratz dress rehearsal of Oliver ANL-150604-171501009
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Audiences in Wisbech will be crying for more when young actors perform a classic musical.

Right Angles Theatre Company (RATz) are currently performing Lionel Bart’s Oliver! at the Angles Theatre from tonight (Tuesday April 7).

The musical version of Charles Dicken’s novel, Oliver Twist, has proved a favourite with the generations.

Oliver follows the story of an orphan who is born into a life of poverty and drawn into a life of crime before being saved by his rich uncle.

The story begins in a workhouse with hungry orphans waiting for their gruel, whilst singing “Food, Glorious Food”.

The food arrives and then, all on his own, Oliver asks: “Please sir, I want some more.” There is a silence.

Beadle Bumble is outraged and decides to sell Oliver on to work in an undertakers.

Oliver runs away and ends up in London, where he meets Dodger, who takes him to meet Fagin.

The 1960s film, starring Oliver Reed and Harry Secombe, made famous songs such as Consider Yourself, You’ve Got to Pick-a-Pocket or Two, I’d Do Anything and Oom Pah Pah.

RATz will finish their run of the classic on Saturday.

Performances begin at 7.30pm daily and there is also a 2.30pm matinee on Saturday.

Tickets cost £11 with £9 concessions.

The Angles has an exciting programme ahead in April.

Musician Tommy Loose will be bringing his Nailing Jelly to the Ceiling tour to the theatre on Saturday, April 18. He will be supported by Lisa Williams. Tickets cost £7.

Wisbech Players will be performing The Outside Edge from Tuesday, April 21, to Saturday, April 25.

All tickets are available from the box office on 01945 474447.