Two students are taking part in a forthcoming production of Oliver! at the Core Theatre. Niamh Harrison from Year 8 and Sophie Coull from Year 7 auditioned for the show, which is being staged by the Corby Amateur Theatrical Society. They have been cast in the workhouse scenes and have two rehearsals a week, learning classic songs including ‘Food Glorious Food’ and ‘Consider Yourself’.
Corby Amateur Theatrical Society, or CATS, stages a pantomime, a musical production and a play or variety show each year and it has been running for more than 50 years. The production has two ‘teams’ of workhouse children, who will appear at alternating performances. Both girls want to join the Society when they are eligible at the age of 14.
Niamh said: ‘I have always been interested in drama. I have also done dance shows both here and at the Cube.’
Sophie said: ‘Rehearsals are going well, we have got quite a lot done learning different pieces.’
The show runs from 29th May to 1st June, with nightly performances from 19:30 and a Saturday matinee at 14:00. Tickets are available from the box office on 01536 470470.