About the event

RARE is coming to New Theatre Royal Portsmouth!

Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart’s Oliver! takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young, orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates the London’s underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and – most importantly – for love. With spirited, timeless songs like As Long As He Needs Me, Food, Glorious Food, and Where is Love, Oliver is a musical classic.

How does the audition work?

  • The audition takes between 20 – 30 minutes and you will be taught a short excerpt from a song, a short movement piece and maybe asked to read from the script.
  • You do not need to book a time slot, just arrive anytime during the audition.
  • You do not need to prepare anything.
  • You do need to wear comfortable clothing.

Open Auditions will be taking place at New Theatre royal Portsmouth on the following dates:

Monday 12 November

  • 5pm – 6.30pm (8-12 year olds)
  • 6.30pm – 8pm (13-21 year olds)

Sunday 18th November

  • 10.30am – 11.30am (8-12 year olds)
  • 11.30am – 12.30pm (13-21 year olds)

Nothing to prepare and no need to book simply turn up and try out. You will be asked to sing, dance and act as part of the auditions and all audition materials are supplied.
Further details- Please contact via: www.rareproductions.co.uk / info@rareproductions.co.uk / 01767 681049

You only need to attend one audition / A show fee is payable by all successful applicants.

Show week will be 28th – 30th March 2019


Oliver! A musical by Lionel Bart.

By arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Ltd of New York.