Olivia! (A Female Oliver!) (Junior Version) - By Malcolm Sircom
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‘This brilliant play was a pleasure to put on. It was fun and all the kids loved it. I advise all schools to choose this play!’
- JH, Cardinal Newman School.
This brilliant and innovative show, set in Victorian times, traces the steps of Olivia, from downtrodden orphan to star of the stage. On her journey to the bright lights of London, she is befriended by Eliza Doolittle (from "My Fair Lady") and, after a series of adventures, becomes a singer in a new Gilbert and Sullivan show, thanks to the unlikely assistance of Fagin and The Artful Dodger.
Eliza and the flower-sellers are joined by other major female roles and with orphans, Poor School girls and essential chorus work, you will have no difficulty in casting this female-orientated show.
The boys, however, are not overlooked, with splendid cameos for George Bernard Shaw, Ebenezer Scrooge, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. This feel-good show abounds with Malcolm Sircoms well-known wit and humour, both in the script and the songs which are catchy, lyrical, and full of gusto, as well as advancing the story-line. Watch out for an outbreak of audience handkerchiefs in the final scene! Then be prepared for a great reception for this wonderful musical. Running time, including interval, is approx. 1 hour and 10 Minutes. A CD of backing tracks is also available.
A BRAND NEW product called "Sing it!" is also available to accompany Olivia. This CD-ROM teaches the songs to the children without any teacher input. Children can use it at school or at home (think of the time it will save you!). Most schools use it in class on an interactive white board or in the school hall on the overhead projector to allow full cast practice. Children LOVE learning this way and the product is foolproof. Just give it to the children and they’ll do the rest.
Click here for more details about the new "Sing it!" CD-ROM (well worth watching).
Also available is a CD-ROM of Backdrops, which contains instant scenery with digital backdrops supplied in both a PowerPoint presentation and as individual JPG files. No more scenery painting! These images may be projected onto a screen or wall at the back of your stage or hand them to a local printer to print onto large boards or sheets in order to create your stage backdrops. They're also useful to print off for cast and stage crew to familiarise themselves with the sets and scene changes. The CD-ROM of Backdrops contains a different backdrop for every scene change.
PS. Want to impress an inspector? This one ticks ALL the boxes!
Approximate Duration: 70 minutes
16) The Criminal’s Song (Reprise)
17) If There’s A Star (Reprise)
Emily & Charlotte
Placard Girl, Chorus of Orphans, Poor School Girls, Londoners and Opera-Goers, Chorus in "Trial by Judge"
George Bernard Shaw
The Artful Dodger
The Usher in "Trial By Judge"
The Judge in "Trial By Judge"
The Policeman in "Trial By Judge"
Chorus of Londoners, Fagin's "Ghost Gang", Opera-Goers, Chorus in "Trial By Judge"