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Local theatre group bring Oliver! To Fox Valley

Local theatre group bring Oliver! To Fox Valley
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Local theatre group bring Oliver! To Fox Valley

4 September 2017

 The community theatre group Steel Valley Beacon Arts are preparing to stage their annual show in a unique setting this year when they take to the stage at north Sheffield’s Fox Valley shopping centre.

The group will be staging Oliver! The Musical in the currently unoccupied unit at the busy shopping centre after searching the local area for a unique and unusual venue for their latest production.

They chose the location to give the show a completely different feel – the 60-strong cast have been rehearsing throughout the summer to produce a fantastic show which is suitable for all ages.

The production team are transforming the empty unit between Sports Direct and Next at Fox Valley into a fabulous theatre space ready for shows which will take place on September 22nd, 23rd, 29th and 30th.

Steel Valley Beacon Chair and Artistic Director Mandy Aitken said “we really wanted to add an extra dimension to our performance and let the audience to feel like they are in the scene with us. The space at Fox Valley is perfect and really lets us achieve that.

“It’s really exciting to be taking the performance to a completely different location and we’re extremely grateful to the team at Fox Valley for working with us on the project.”

The company staged an open rehearsal at the weekend to give shoppers a preview of the fabulous production.
Centre Manager Annabel Plumtree said “We are delighted to welcome the talented cast of Oliver! to Fox Valley and we hope all our visitors support this fantastic local community group.

“This unit will be occupied in the next couple of months but the timings have worked just right to give Steel Valley Beacon the opportunity to stage their performance here at Fox Valley.”

Oliver! Comes to Fox Valley on 22nd, 23rd, 29th and 30th September. Curtain for the evening performances is 7:15pm and 2:30pm for the Saturday Matinee shows. Tickets are available from Sandersons Department Store at the entrance of Fox Valley.

Oliver! Music, lyrics and book by Lionel Bart by arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Ltd of New York"

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