CLCA students ask “Please sir, can we have some more?”

Performing Arts students from Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy delighted audiences last month with their three-night run of Oliver! Junior based on the beloved Charles Dickens’ novel.

Students from Laurence Calvert had been hard at work since January to put on the first of their annual school productions in their brand-new purpose-built theatre.

Oliver! is a classic musical about an orphaned boy in 19th Century London and how he navigates the underbelly of the city, meeting many comedic and villainous characters along the way. The cast of Oliver! range from students aged between 11-14 and have been praised at how they conducted themselves when dealing with mature themes such as death, poverty and thievery.

One audience member said:

“It was absolutely amazing, so well put together. Tear inducing inspiration from our young people given how hard they have worked on this over the past few months and to see it come to fruition in such a beautiful and professional manner was a sight to behold. It wouldn’t have been out of place on the West End. If the next two nights aren’t sold out, I will be staggered. People just don’t know what they’re missing out on! Massive thank you to the school and in particular to Miss Dobney, Miss Mansfield and Mr Bradley.”

Students are now taking a well-deserved rest before the planning and preparation begins on their next musical production, which is yet to be announced. There is already a great buzz around the school for the next musical, but staff are keeping tight-lipped about their choice. We will all have to keep our eyes peeled for their next big announcement.


This post is based on a press release issued by Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy


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