Portland Place School is hosting a complimentary performance of Oliver! for local residents, at 7pm on 6th, 7th and 8th February 2018 at JW3 on Finchley Road.

Oliver! is a fantastic musical and we are really excited to put it on with our current group of students. Back in September, we had many students turn out to audition and we were delighted by the range of talent we witnessed. We had an idea of what we would get from our older, experienced students, but the talent shown by the younger students made casting extremely difficult.

For some of the cast, this is their first performance at Portland Place School; I hope this will give them the confidence and enjoyment to get involved in our extensive range of extra-curricular projects for years to come. For others, like Amy and Emily, our two Year 13 students, this will be their last performance. It has been a pleasure to teach them over the past few years and I want to wish them all the luck for the future! Please do come back to visit us!

There is something special about our students at Portland Place School. They are extremely talented and often in more ways than one. The rehearsal process was difficult to arrange with many students involved in so many extra-curricular activities: sporting events, music ensembles and debating competitions to name a few. A huge thank you goes to the students for working so hard and balancing their commitments. At this point it would only be fair to acknowledge the work our GCSE and A Level students have put in during the rehearsal process, especially around their mock exams.

As well as the commitment shown by our students, Oliver! would not be possible without the support and help of our colleagues, whether it is covering our lessons or being here this evening; we thank you greatly. I would like to thank our amazing admin team who have helped us along the way. Their support, as always, is greatly appreciated by the Drama and Music departments. Finally, there are four special people that I would personally like to thank. Without them this show would look and sound half as good as it does this evening. Amy Perry is our choreographer this year and from day one she has worked tirelessly perfecting our dance routines. Mr Hill, conducting his first Portland Place musical, has been a delight to work with; I wish him and our outstanding orchestra the best of luck during the three performances.  Lastly, a massive thank you to Mrs Lambert and Miss Boyle for all their help and support in putting this whole show together.

Tickets are free, but you will need to be on our list to guarantee entry.

Please email tickets@portland-place.co.uk with your name and the number of tickets you require.