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Lucy to play Artful Dodger in 'Oliver!'

Look out Broadway - Lucy Roberts is ready to take on a lead role!

Talented Ridgewood student Lucy Roberts will be playing the Artful Dodger in the well-loved musical 'Oliver!' at Doncaster's prestigious CAST theatre this September.

When Lucy arrived to try out for this popular role she was faced with over 100 other children auditioning for the part. Undeterred, she wowed with her acting, dancing and singing skills and was the only girl to get a recall!

Despite the character of Dodger being male, the producers felt that Lucy would be perfect for the role and cast her along with her friend Josh. Lucy is no stranger to playing male roles - earlier this year she impressed audiences as Seymour in Ridgewood's successful school musical 'Little Shop of Horrors'.

Fellow Ridgewood student Eleanor Green also impressed in the auditions and will be performing as one of Fagin's Gang.

'Oliver!' is on from Tuesday 25th until Saturday 29th September at CAST in Doncaster and Lucy's performances will be Wednesday 26th, Friday 28th and the Saturday matinee on the 29th.

If you want to watch Lucy, Eleanor and all the talented performers in this musical extravaganza, visit the CAST website to book your tickets. You need to hurry though - the Saturday matinee is already a sell out!