Paws up for Penny as she lands acting role

The newest member of an amateur dramatics group has been welcomed by its colleagues.

Friday, 10th March 2017, 2:12 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:55 am
Berwick Operatic Society young performers with Penny the dog

But Penny Lane isn’t your usual all-singing and dancing participant.

And she has some different ways of communicating with the cast, for the newcomer is a dog.

The canine companion was chosen by Berwick Operatic Society for her acting talents and artistic temperament.

Penny, pictured above with the 30 talented youngsters who will be performing with the society in its production of Oliver, will play the part of Bill Sykes’ dog Bullseye after a tough selection process.

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Directors Lisa Summers and Laura Catterall said: “We had a lot of interest in the part of Bullseye, but throughout the audition process, Penny proved to have both the acting ability and artistic temperament for the part.

“The children are all thrilled with her.”

One of Britain’s best loved musicals, Lionel Bart’s, Oliver! will feature a fabulous cast, joined by talented local children and Ron Creasey’s live orchestra.

They will take audiences on a journey back in time to Charles Dickens’ Victorian London, as it springs to life with toe-tapping songs.

The show will run from May 3 to 7 at Berwick Maltings, with evening and matinee performances throughout the run.

Book tickets at www.maltingberwick.co.uk