Got to pick a ticket or two

The boys in the cast of "Oliver" at Clitheroe
The boys in the cast of "Oliver" at Clitheroe
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Tickets are likely to sell out for some performances of the ever-popular musical “Oliver”, opening at Clitheroe in just over a week.

But there’s no need to pick a pocket or two to steal one...just hurry up and book!

Oliver at Clitheroe: Oliver - Alistair Black; Artful Dodger - Myles Sutcliffe

Oliver at Clitheroe: Oliver - Alistair Black; Artful Dodger - Myles Sutcliffe

Clitheroe Parish Church Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society presents the show from Saturday February 14th to Saturday February 21st, excluding Sunday 15th, evening performances at 7-30pm.

The 2-15 pm matinee on Saturday 21st is already sold out.

“The ticket sales so far have been brilliant, but, of course, we would love to sell all of them,” said society publicity officer Brian Haworth.

“Oliver”, based by Lionel Bart on Charles Dickens’ novel “Oliver Twist”, is acclaimed as one the greatest British musicals and includes hit songs such as “Food Glorious Food”, “Consider Yourself”,“As Long As He Needs Me”, “I’d Do Anything” and “Who Will Buy”.

Young Alistair Black plays the title role of Oliver Twist with Myles Sutcliffe as Artful Dodger, and other principals include Richard Hubbard as chief crook Fagin, Damian Marsh as villainous Bill Sikes and Maria Masterman as tragic Nancy.

There are no fewer than 14 young boys in the cast, alongside the experienced adult members of the society.

The show is at St Mary’s Centre, Clitheroe, and ticket prices are: Monday February 16th all tickets £11; all other performances £11 on the flat and £12 on the raised seating.

To book, call the ticket hotline on 07974 323832 or complete an order form on the website at

Demand has been great, so hurry or you’ll be rueing the situation!


The young lads who play orphans and pickpockets in the cast of “Oliver”.

Myles Sutcliffe as Artful Dodger and Alistair Black as Oliver Twist.