This week Dover Bay Secondary School’s theatre program is staging the 1960 musical, Oliver!
The musical is based on the Charles Dickens book Oliver Twist and follows the exploits of an impoverished orphan boy in unforgiving Victorian London.
Grade 12 student Jennifer Kwan plays Nancy, the wife of the musical’s abusive antagonist. She said the story draws attention to society’s most vulnerable.
“One of the biggest things that I personally took out of the show that I hope that people walk out of here thinking is the way Oliver and Nancy, how they were being controlled by people of higher power,” she said. “We need to be there for each other so that we make sure that no one is in that kind of position.”
WHAT’S ON … Oliver! runs from Wednesday, Dec. 12 to Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. at Dover Bay Secondary School. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors, $10 for students and seniors who bring a non-perishable food bank donation.