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Warwick teen to hit the West End stage in Oliver!

Leamington Editorial 3rd Feb, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

TREADING the boards and picking pockets is on the cards for a Warwick teenager.

Myton pupil Aaron Crockford will be making his London stage debut as the Artful Dodger in the Endellion Theatre Company’s production of Oliver in March.

Inspired by his younger sister’s on stage performances, the 13-year-old took to the stage himself two years ago with the Spa Theatre Group

The London audition was Aaron’s first ‘big’ audition and he could not believe it when he secured the major role, alongside

Kenilworth schoolboy Oscar George who is playing the title role .

He said: “Some of the other boys at the audition were from top London stage schools, so I was very pleased that I got chosen to play the Dodger.”

Aaron will share role of Dodger with another young actor but when he is not swaggering around as the charming pick pocket, he will be part of Fagin’s gang.

The young actor will also be appearing in productions of Beauty and the Beast at Leamington’s Spa Centre and Into the Woods at the town’s Loft Theatre.

The eight performance run of Oliver takes place at the historic St Giles in the Fields Church in Covent Garden in March.

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