Hunt to find kids to play Oliver and the Artful Dodger

Top theatre and concert producers Tonight Productions, in association with Beyond Broadway Productions, are staging a glitzy show in Scotland this year and hope to add some young hopefuls to the superstar line up.

The lucky youngsters will share the stage with TV celebrities, Ray Quinn, Jai McDowall, Christina Bianco and Zoe Tyler.

Tonight … From The West End will take place in April 2016 in Glasgow, Dundee and Edinburgh and the show’s producers are keen to involve kids from each city to add a local flavour to the glamorous event.

They hope to find young male performers to play Oliver, the Artful Dodger and an ensemble of Fagan’s gang.

Peter Ferguson of Tonight Productions and the show’s producer said: “We really want to tap into the local talent out there and if we can showcase budding young performers in each of these cities, then we should.

“We have added a number from hit show Oliver to our set and we are excited about finding kids across Scotland to join the cast of this brilliant show.”

Tonight … From The West End will appeal to musical theatre lovers of all ages and features hit songs from popular musicals such as Saturday Night Fever, Grease, Wicked and of course, Oliver.

To be in with a chance, all young contenders need to do is email a video to the organisers.

Applications must be sent to [email protected] and marked ‘Oliver auditions’ and must state which city they wish to perform in.

Entrants must be aged between 8 and 14

Applicants must send either a YouTube link or a good quality video clip that clearly shows their performing abilities.

Entrants must have the permission of a parent or guardian.

Entrants will be expected to attend rehearsals and MUST be available on the date(s) of the show

Further details can be obtained from [email protected]

Deadline for entries is 1 March at noon.