By Lionel Bart. Eltham Little Theatre. Director/Choreographer: Amy Jenkins. Musical Director: Emily Crawford. July 11 – 27, 2014
There was much to enjoy in ELT’s production of Oliver! ELT generally perform straight plays and a junior musical each year. These have been very successful, but it is many years since they have mounted a musical for all ages.
The show opens with the kids singing “Food, Glorious Food”, and the singing was as good as I’ve heard from juniors in a musical. However, they could have been directed to show more expression and animation on stage. Other chorus numbers were musically just as good.