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2008-10-06 15:00:23

By David Steinberg Journal Staff Writer The veteran musical "Oliver!" is packed with memorable songs and the national tour that's at Popejoy Hall today has toplevel performers from top to bottom who sing them. And the production presents with dramatic punch the dominant stories of the sympathetic orphan boy Oliver Twist, who's in search of love, and the villainous Fagin, who is in search of wealth through his pickpocket gang. Oliver is under the thumb of a series of odious Dickensian...

2008-07-16 18:00:00

THE winner of the search to find Nancy for the new West End production of Oliver! is the latest star to join the Faenol Festival line-up. Jodie Prenger will join John Barrowman, one of the judges who voted for her on the BBC's I'll Do Anything, for the musicals gala at the Faenol Estate on August 24. Bryn Terfel said: "This year's musical theatre gala brings an incredible line-up of West End stars together - she is a welcome addition." After winning the role of Nancy, Prenger will...

2008-07-01 00:09:50

Ron Moody: After playing Fagin in the 1968 film, he was offered the role of Doctor Who but he turned it down. Now 84, he has carried on acting into his old age. In 2003 he played Edwin Caldecott, an old nemesis of Jim Branning in EastEnders. Jack Wild: The former teen idol earned an Oscar nomination for his role as the Artful Dodger. But he died of mouth cancer in March 2006 at the age of 53. Oliver Reed: A major film star in the 1960s and 1970s Reed, pictured, played Bill Sykes in...

Word of the Day
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.