One of Holy Cross College’s most successful productions to date took to the stage last week and a student and staff of over 80 brought it all together as Oliver Twist dazzled over seven sold out shows!
The show, which brought the iconic Charles Dickens story to life, was an energetic thrill ride with moments of drama, dance and song which all combined to create what proved to be an amazing spectacle involving students from Years One through to Twelve.
A mammoth effort has been put into the show and congratulations to the following students who made up the cast and crew: Bertie Turrell-Knight, Therese Topliss, Ella King, Ethan Armstrong, Iestyn Devenport, Jordan Bailey, Luke Chappell, Isabella Gethin, Ashtyn Ford, Sheridan Spencer, Madison Reith, Sindrela Rozario, Tom Rankin, Jasmine Okello, Bradley Fisher, Skye Richardson, Makayla Pugliese-Thompson, Samara Edwards, Jack Johnson, Ella Bevilaqua, Vanshita Bhatia, Ella Goodenough, Deanna Ancuta, Zac Maccione, Aliyah Deng, Mia-Mae Vella, Gretal Bhatia, Olivia Taddei, Alysha Moss, Samaira Mehton, Chloe Basell, Sam Pascoe, Mitchell McCumstie, Riley Mylott, Scarlett Bingham, Karrali Palm, Tammin Dobby, Caitlin Freestone, Caden Murphy, Jade Fort, Ruby Thompson, Nate Nicole, Keenan Delauney, Crystal D’Lima, Hannah Sorensen, Addison Delauney, Jasmine Sloan, Angee Wibisono, Lilly Newman, Aiva Bolton, Georgia Gemser, Alisha Iyer, Lily Jacklin, Chloe Fry, Sienna Moodley, Eva Ladyman, Dylan Morse, Zane Garbutt, Hasi Egodawatta, Nevavda Rossetti, Ella Young, Nicole Pumnut, Halle Martin, Indiana Sirolli, Jenna King, Jhermayne Ubalde, Sam Cosmas, Gurleen Dhillon, Saskia Derries and Teliah Slawek.
A huge thank you to the dedicated and talented team of staff and volunteers who put in countless hours of work. To Mr Guy Jackson, Mrs Claire Merry, Miss Georgina Pratt, Mrs Angela Chamberlain, Mrs Colleen Azzopardi, Mrs Kerri Sloper, Miss Brianna Gray, Mrs Tricia Green, Mr Daniel Gevaux, Chloe Ryan, Emily Bebbington, Marjorie DeCaux and Lesley Sutton.
Special thanks to the Independent Theatre Association, Michelle Francis and the Friends of Holy Cross, the Darlington Theatre Players, Garry Soetano and Crust Pizza Ellenbrook, St Helena’s Primary and Ellen Stirling Primary for their wonderful support of the production.
Finally, thank you to all staff, students, parents, friends and community members who came to see Oliver Twist. The show played to over 700 people across the run and we couldn’t be more proud!
Mr Chris McRae
Learning Area Coordinator (The Arts)