Directed and designed by John Senczuk
Music Director Ian Westrip
Until April 21
When it comes to the big musicals, we’ve got to pick a pocket or two in this town. So it is with this locally produced pro-am (largely am) production of Lionel Bart’s Oliver! at the Regal.
For all its shortcomings and anachronisms, it’s in many ways more satisfying than the Vegas-style hotel auditorium productions (Wicked, Mary Poppins) that trundle through Burswood, and way better than nothing.
Oliver! is a terribly old-fashioned conveyance (Oom-pah-pah, oom-pah-pah, that’s how it goes…) and this production does precious little to bring it up to date. But it’s a great opportunity for lots of people to try their hand at a big musical, and lots of others to see one in Perth, and for that rare treat we should be grateful.
Link here to the complete review in The West Australian