Wanted: stage-struck dog for starring role in ‘Oliver’. Wellington Operative Society is on the hunt for a suitably gifted four-legged thespian to play the role of nasty Bill Sikes’ canine mate, Bull’s Eye, in their forthcoming production of ‘Oliver’ at the Wellesley Theatre in May.
At the launch party earlier this month, it was the turn of two-legged adult actors to sample the musical demands of the show; on Sunday 20th January, youngsters who fancy the roles of starving orphans and thieving urchins can turn up at The Arts Centre in Eight Acre Lane from 2pm to 5pm to try some of the show’s great numbers and learn more about performance expectations.
And now dogs have their chance to get in on the act.
The show’s director, John Walker, is looking for a dog with “the temperament of a lamb and the looks of a lion”. If you think your dog might fit the bill then get in touch with the Editor at email@example.com. Bull’s Eye hopefuls must be prepared to make themselves available for a few rehearsals and for six performances.
They must also be prepared to upstage the whole cast and for the audience to demand encores. Auditions will take place shortly and could involve growling to order – or not. Get in touch if your dog is up for the challenge and has the makings of a star.