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Food, Glorious Food on the menu in Cromer Junior School drama production

PUBLISHED: 09:49 12 March 2018 | UPDATED: 23:34 12 March 2018

Jayde Jones as Nancy and Jack Annison as Bill Sykes. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Jayde Jones as Nancy and Jack Annison as Bill Sykes. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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A troupe of dancing skeletons and the 1980s pop duo Black Lace were among the more unusual characters featured in a production of the classic musical Oliver!, staged by Year 4 pupils at Cromer Junior School.

Cromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the musical Oliver! Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the musical Oliver! Photo: KAREN BETHELL

An 80-strong cast sang and danced their way through three performances of the show, delighting staff, parents and schoolmates with songs including Consider Yourself, Food, Glorious Food and You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two – as well as the sixties hit Monster Mash and the 1984 chart topper Agadoo.

Tara Fletcher-Rollison, who, with fellow Year 4 teachers Olivia Charman and Sara Sabbar, produced and directed the show, thanked support staff, who made sets and props, and parents, who provided costumes.

The cast of the Cromer Junior School Year 4 production of the musical Oliver! Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe cast of the Cromer Junior School Year 4 production of the musical Oliver! Photo: KAREN BETHELL

“The children have absolutely loved it,” she said. “They’ve added their own little bits to the show and even though they have had a lot of lines to learn and some of them have had to do solo songs, they have been amazing.”

Jayde Jones as Nancy and Jack Annison as Bill Sykes. Photo: KAREN BETHELLJayde Jones as Nancy and Jack Annison as Bill Sykes. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Jayde Jones as Nancy with Lennon Simmons as Fagin. Photo: KAREN BETHELLJayde Jones as Nancy with Lennon Simmons as Fagin. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Bertie Bateman, 9, as Oliver. Photo: KAREN BETHELLBertie Bateman, 9, as Oliver. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Eight-year-old Stanley Miles as Bill Sykes's dog Bullseye. Photo: KAREN BETHELLEight-year-old Stanley Miles as Bill Sykes's dog Bullseye. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Cromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the musical Oliver! Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the musical Oliver! Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Bertie Bateman as Oliver, with Artful Dodger Cameron Lodge. Photo: KAREN BETHELLBertie Bateman as Oliver, with Artful Dodger Cameron Lodge. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Dancing skeletons on stage in Cromer Junior School's production of the musical Oliver! Photo: KAREN BETHELLDancing skeletons on stage in Cromer Junior School's production of the musical Oliver! Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Dancing skeletons on stage in Cromer Junior School's production of the musical Oliver! Photo: KAREN BETHELLDancing skeletons on stage in Cromer Junior School's production of the musical Oliver! Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Dancing skeletons on stage in Cromer Junior School's production of the musical Oliver! Photo: KAREN BETHELLDancing skeletons on stage in Cromer Junior School's production of the musical Oliver! Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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