Cast Over 100-Strong Prepare For Aylesbury Waterside Theatre’s First Ever ‘Stage Experience’

The countdown is on to Aylesbury Waterside Theatre’s first ever Stage Experience in collaboration with Vivo D’Arte and Aylesbury Vale District Council. The cast of 126 local performers aged 7 to 23 years will work together with technical participants starting with intensive rehearsals on Mon 7 Aug culminating in performances from Wed 16 to Sat 19 August on the prestigious Aylesbury Waterside Theatre main stage.

Participants are coming from far and wide around the Vale, with cast from Bicester, Berkhamsted, Oxford, Waddesdon, Chesham and Bletchley to name just a few of the towns represented.

The rehearsal period will be spent blocking scenes, learning choreographed routines and honing vocals for the much-loved iconic score. Around 300 costumes are being made for the production, and a creative team of nearly 20 professionals ranging from Director to Technical Manager, Set Designer to Head of Makeup will be working tirelessly to get the show up and running.

Oliver! is one of the most beloved and well-known British musicals that vividly brings to life Charles Dickens’ story of the boy who asked for more. With a host of wonderful characters including Fagin, Nancy, Bill Sykes and the Artful Dodger as well as the Workhouse children and Fagin’s gang this show gives many opportunities for all ages to have their moment on stage.

Vivo D’Arte’s Co-Founder and Managing Director Dan Cowtan said:

‘We at Vivo couldn’t be more excited to get into the theatre and create what we have been planning for nearly a year now. With this perfect cast and a production like no other, Oliver should certainly not be missed!

Tickets are on sale now from the Aylesbury Waterside Box Office. Alternatively call 0844 871 7607 (bkg fee. Calls cost up to 7p per min plus your phone company’s), or visit (bkg fee).



Performances:   Wed 16 – Sat 19 Aug

Wed- Sat eves 7pm, & Sat mat 2pm

Tickets: From £15 (£16.90 online/over the phone)  

Box Office: 0844 871 7607 (Bkg fee. Calls 7p per min plus phone company’s access charge)

Groups Hotline: 0844 871 7614

Access Booking: 0844 871 7677 (Bkg fee)

Online Booking: (Bkg fee)


Twitter: @thewaterside1

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Matthew has been writing for the past 5 years about music, sports and movies and has now finally got his chance to write about theatre. Having previously worked for the likes of Kerrang and Uncut, as well as previously having a radio show for 6 Towns, he has interviewed hundreds of bands throughout his career.

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