"I remember my days at school vividly and with great affection. Bolton School has a great tradition in the liberal arts. I've always acted for the love of it and this first love was inspired at Hopefield, the school theatre."

Sir Ian McKellen - Actor and Old Boy

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Consider Yourself … A Hit!

Monday, 16 June 2014

This year the Girls’ Division put on the first ever Years 7-10 Summer Production: Oliver Twist. The talented cast put together their portrayal of Charles Dickens’s classic tale with every character, from Fagin to Nancy and Sykes to Oliver himself, played with great accuracy. Lead characters and ensemble players alike brought the story to life, and there was never a dull moment as the action moved towards the climax!

The musical numbers were particularly enjoyable. The girls put a lot of effort into learning their choreography and it really showed in their slick performances. The soloists’ performances were also commendable, with the girls maintaining their characters well as they sang.

Mrs Smith of the English Department was responsible for directing, with the assistance of Mrs Johnson, and did an excellent job of whipping the girls into shape ready for opening night!

The girls performed in the theatre on three consecutive evenings, from Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th of June. The audience also enjoyed ‘Food Glorious Food’ in the form of drinks and biscuits in the interval. Each night the girls performed to a very high standard, and their audiences responded with enthusiastic applause at the end.

The Years 7-10 Summer Production was a huge success, and it was obvious throughout that the girls involved were enjoying the experience. Hopefully this will be the first of many drama productions with this age group!

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The cast of Oliver Twist

The cast of 'Oliver Twist'

The Artful Dodger and Oliver: "Consider yourself ... part of the furniture!"

The Artful Dodger and Oliver: "Consider yourself ... part of the furniture!"

Fagin delivers news of Nancy

Fagin delivers news of Nancy's betrayal to Sykes