Oliver! will be performed at Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral will host a special theatre production of Oliver! in August 2019.

The production will be in partnership with the Starring Lincoln Theatre Company, following the sell-out performances of previous years including Jesus Christ Superstar and Jekyll and Hyde.

Jesus Christ Superstar was a sell-out performance at Lincoln Cathedral. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

As in previous years,  it will be a large-scale community project led by director Ben Poole with the aim of engaging as many local participants as possible.

In a bid to encourage volunteers, Ben Poole said: “If you are interested in being part of the production, come along to our public meeting in the Chapter House of the Cathedral on Wednesday 17 October for 7pm to learn more. There are many different opportunities to get involved and there are no barriers to participation.

“You won’t be asked to sing alone unless you want to! Auditions will take place for featured parts but we are looking for members of the ensemble, musicians and members of the creative team. If you love theatre, we want to hear from you.”

The Very Revd Christine Wilson, Dean of Lincoln Cathedral said: “We are delighted to bring live theatre back to the Cathedral following a year’s break. Previous productions have been great examples of the community working together to deliver amazing performances in the beautiful and inspiring setting of the Nave.”

Auditions for Oliver! will be held in November and more information will be released at a later date.