Just come back from our school production of Oliver! I must say that I was very impressed with some of our girls singing abilities, in particular Fagin and Nancy, both whom sang in opposition to the corus at one point and I could still hear every word.

There were also some songs in it that I hadn’t heard before, probaly comes from doing a stupidly abridged version when I was at school. I might have to get hold of the soundtrack so I can hear them again.

Though one thing it has made me realise is that I really should read the book, though apparently the ending is even sadder. Then again Dickens is not exactly renound for his cheerful writing!

Photo is of Nancy and Bill Sykes (and Bullseye) from the Dickens festival in Rochester.

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