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Oliver! 14th – 18th March 2018, Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire

Dún Laoghaire Musical and Dramatic Society is delighted  to present one of the best loved musicals of all time – Lionel Bart’s Oliver!

Based on the novel “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens, it follows the fortunes of young Oliver through Dickensian London and his encounters with well-known characters such as Fagin, Nancy, Bill Sykes and the Artful Dodger. It features  many hugely popular numbers such  as  “Food Glorious Food”, “Consider Yourself”, “You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two”, “I’ll Do Anything”, “Om-Pah-Pah”, “As Long as He Needs Me”, “Reviewing the Situation” and many more.

This is one of the most popular shows of all time and has been delighting audiences since it was first launched in 1960. It will feature regular members of Dun Laoghaire  Musical society and the many parts for young rascals and workhouse children will be cast from local schools and  stage schools. DMDS is the community musical theatre group for Dun Laoghaire and has been performing in Dun Laoghaire since its foundations in 1960.

Recent choral successes include our event at the North Wales International Choral Festival in November 2016, and the best musical society choir at the AIMS Choral Competition in May 2017.  Consider yourself invited!


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‘Oliver’ Auditions for adult parts in DMDS’s 2018 Production

DMDS will be auditioning for adult parts in our planned March 2018 production of ‘Oliver’. The parts available are Bill Sykes, Fagin, Nancy, Bet, Mr. and Mrs. Sowerby, Mr Bumble, Mrs Bedwin and Widow Corney. Applications from non-members are welcome. Auditions will take place in the Methodist Hall, Northumberland Avenue, Dun Laoghaire on Sunday 19th November from 3-5 PM with call-backs on Tuesday 5th Dec from 7.30. The audition scripts and music are in the files below. More info

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‘Oliver’ Auditions for childrens’ parts in DMDS’s 2018 Production

DMDS will be auditioning for the children’s parts in our planned March 2018 production of ‘Oliver’ on Sunday 19th November (boys auditioning for Oliver and Artful Dodger only) and on Tuesday 21st November (boys and girls for all other parts and chorus). All applicants must be 11 years or over. We will be casting chorus members (Workhouse boys and Fagin’s gang) and the 2 principals below:

  • Oliver Twist, main character, a young, workhouse boy with an innocent appearance. Significant acting and singing role. Some minor dancing. Soprano (unchanged voice.).  Age 8 to 13 in appearance
  • Jack Dawkins, the Artful Dodger, young teenager. Significant character acting, singing and dancing required; age 10 to 14 in appearance. Can be alto or soprano with unchanged voice.

Other parts (Charlotte Sowerberry, Noah Claypole and Bet) will be cast later from within the chorus members selected.

Auditions will take place in the Methodist Hall, Northumberland Avenue, Dun Laoghaire from 2-4pm on Sunday 19th November and from 7-9 PM on Tuesday 21st November in front of our Director, Musical Director, Choreographer and a DMDS committee member. Auditions will be a mixture of singing, acting and dancing.

Lyrics & Music

Audition Scripts

To Pre-register please just send the name and age of the Child auditioning to  info@dmds.ie. Parents or guardians must accompany children to auditions.  An application form is available for download here – please complete this form and bring it with you to the audition, with a head-shot photo.  Call-backs  will be from 4 to 6PM on the same day and will be communicated by email or message using the information on the application form so please write clearly.

The show will take place from 12-18th March at the Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire including a Matinee on Sunday 18th March.  All those seeking to be auditioned will be required to pay a nominal membership (€5) and those cast will  be required to become   full DMDS members and a membership subscription will be payable.  We cannot cast anyone who is not available for the show dates and for the required rehearsals in advance.   You can see full information on DMDS background and past shows on dmds.ie.