Students stage ‘Oliver Twist’ Tribune News Service (April 10, 2002)
Students of Convent of Jesus and Mary, Ambala Cantonment, staging 'Oliver'. — Photo N. Chopar
Ambala, April 10 A scintillating performance was given by students of Convent of Jesus and Mary who staged musical play “Oliver” at their school auditorium. The Principal, Sister Tara, was always keen on staging an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic “Oliver Twist” and efforts of the students and teachers brought to life the story of a little orphan boy who was born and raised in the terrible conditions of a workhouse. The play was enacted with aplomb by Neha Kochchar of class V. The young protagonist Oliver holds a mirror to society depicting the lives of unfortunate orphans who fall prey to anti-social elements. Among others, Nelson Suresh as Sly Fagin, Aseem Dhamija as Artful Dodger, Mohit Cheema as Bill Sykes, Tanuj Chopra as Mr Bumble and Karti Nandra as Mr Brownlow gave a commendable performance. The play shows the escape of Oliver from the cruelty of the master of the workhouse, Mr Bumble, only to fall into the hands of notorious Fagin and his gang of thieves in London. Oliver is nabbed by the police and subsequently rescued by the kind old gentleman, Mr Brownlow. Finally, young Oliver finds the love and security he is so desperately seeking and his life changes for the better.
Published on Jul 18, 2011