Olivia, the female adaption of Dicken’s acclaimed Oliver Twist, will come to life on the MLC stage on Wednesday, 17 August.
The feel-good musical features a cast of 95 Year 7 and 8 students. An additional 45 students have assisted in the many backstage tasks from collecting and making the costumes, designing and applying the makeup, learning and operating the lighting and sound boards and designing and making the poster, props and set pieces. This is a whole school collaboration and the girls are also ably assisted by Year 11 and 12 students who as role models, have done MLC productions in the past and now help as our stage manager and side stage helpers.
Olivia is a vibrant and eclectic show, which has given the students an opportunity to explore the realm of musical theatre. MLC’s unique adaption of the show will feature the Steampunk artistic movement in both set, costume, music and dance styles.
The dedicated cast and crew have been busy rehearsing every week for two terms and are looking forward to showcasing their performance and back of house talents.
Written by Malcolm Sircom, the show is set to transport the audience back to the gas lit streets of Victorian London to tell the story of how a downtrodden orphan rises to become a star of the stage. Olivia uses her talent for singing, her will and her determination to allow her to become not only rich and famous, but also to find her long-lost mother. Olivia is a lively character who meets other characters known from Victorian England - including Eliza Doolittle from My Fair Lady - who also assist her in her journey.
For a feel good rags to riches story that will take you through a raft of emotions and have you leaving the theatre smiling, come along and let MLC take you to a bygone era.