Philip Pullicino, the young actor who played the role of ‘Oliver’ in Wellington Operatic Society’s production of the classic musical in 2013, has been offered major drama scholarships at both Taunton and Wellington Schools.
Despite being just 13 Philip has already built up an impressive CV of roles for Taunton School Drama Group, Wellington Pantomime Group, Nynehead Amateur Dramatic Society, Genesis Youth Theatre and the Young Musical Theatre Group in Taunton’s Brewhouse. He has also sung with the National Children’s Choir at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and at Exeter Cathedral and won verse speaking and singing classes at the Taunton Music Festival. He last appeared at the Wellesley Theatre as Goose Boy and Herbert Pocket in Wellington Pantomime Group’s production of ‘Scrooge: The Pantomime’ in 2015.
Wellington Arts Association member John Walker, who directed Philip in ‘Oliver’, said, “He was a pleasure to work with and his dedication and natural talent for singing, acting and movement has been quite apparent during his association with the Wellington Arts Association.”
With a drama scholarship secured, Philip’s performance training will now take centre stage. His mother, Charlotte Howard Jones, said, “He’s been a keen actor for years and was truly inspired when achieving the part of Oliver when he was just 10 years old.”