Audiences were asking for more

Brighouse High School presents Oliver. Pictured is Harley Kinnear as Oliver, Lois Heyhoe as fagin, Bethany Dimmock as Nancy and Grace Siddle as Bill Sykes
Brighouse High School presents Oliver. Pictured is Harley Kinnear as Oliver, Lois Heyhoe as fagin, Bethany Dimmock as Nancy and Grace Siddle as Bill Sykes

“PLEASE sir can we have some more”.

Pupils at Brighouse High left their audience wanting more as they put on a memorable performance.

The pupils from years seven to 11 have been rehearsing three nights a week since September last year for their production of Oliver.

They have spent many nights perfecting the production and students have been busy rehearsing until around 5.30pm.

The students had a rehearsal for acting, dance and music.

There was a team of around 50 people helping with the work back stage while a cast of 30 entertained the audience made up of family, friends and people from the community.

Teacher Emma Orme, who produced the show, said: “Lots of hard work and late nights went into making it what it was. And it was really successful and we have had lots of positive feedback.

“One of the things we have always said to the students is that there are no small parts, just small actors and one thing that really did impress me was that no matter how big or small the part was in it there were engaging throughout.

“It was really lovely and the comedy came across where it was suppose to and they put on a performance to be proud of. It was really pleasing to see.”

She said the production, based on the Charles Dickens’ novel Oliver Twist, was a full team effort by staff and pupils at the school in Finkil Street.

n Report by

Michaela Maunders