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Sean O' Callagahn who plays Oliver and AJ McGuane who plays the Artful Dodger with members of the young cast Sean O' Callagahn who plays Oliver and AJ McGuane who plays the Artful Dodger with members of the young cast


WATCH Consider yourself entertained as Limerick Musical Society brings ‘Oliver!’ to the Lime Tree Theatre this April 11-13



Limerick Musical Society ‘Oliver!’ comes to the Lime Tree Theatre this April 11-13. Seán O’Callaghan who plays Oliver and AJ McGuane who plays the Artful Dodger with members of the young cast. Picture: Olena Oleksienko/ilovelimerick

Limerick Musical Society (LMS) will captivate audiences with ‘Oliver!’ this April 11 to 13 at the Lime Tree Theatre

Limerick Musical Society proudly presents Oliver at the Lime Tree Theatre April 11 - 13, 2024 and held the launch of the show at Souths Bar on March 11th, 2024. Picture: Olena Oleksienko/ilovelimerick
Cast and crew of Limerick Musical Society’s production of “Oliver!” pictured at the launch event. Picture: Olena Oleksienko/ilovelimerick

The award-winning musical society brings the revamped version of Lionel Bart’s musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic to the Lime Tree stage featuring a host of timeless characters and a sensational score including ‘Food Glorious Food’, ‘Where is Love?’ and ‘Oom-Pah-Pah’.

Director Aoife McClafferty expressed her delight about the show saying ‘Oliver!’ is not to be missed, “Oliver is a real family-friendly show, but at the same time there’s a lot of meat in it, there’s a lot of depth.

“There are great characters, a huge cast, but they’re absolutely amazing and they’re doing an amazing job at rehearsals. One not to be missed, they’re fantastic!”




‘Oliver!’ follows last year’s success of Limerick Musical Society’s production, ‘Titanic’, which enjoyed a sold-out run and theatre enthusiasts are encouraged to book their tickets early for what is sure to be another unforgettable performance.

Emma Moore, Limerick Musical Society Chairperson said the theatrical value of ‘Oliver!’ from the sadness and happiness, to the iconic music is what helped choose the musical as this year’s show, but added, “And we did want to do something that allowed the next generation of LMS to feature as well.

“But, it’s a classic, it’s a masterpiece in its own right, and we’re renowned for bringing new and exciting musical theatre to Limerick and it absolutely fits the bill for that.”

Sean O’ Callagahn who plays Oliver and Brian McNamara who plays Fagin. Picture: Olena Oleksienko/ilovelimerick

Choreographer Amanda Kearns said people can expect “lots of dances” from the huge cast of 116, “especially for the kids, and the kids are so talented. They’re amazing. Then we have a huge cast of adults who are on the stage with 56 in the junior cast and 60 in the adult cast.”

“Oliver!” arrives at the Lime Tree Theatre this Thursday, April 11 to Saturday, April 13 is the perfect family musical adventure and will be a heartwarming theatrical masterpiece for all.

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Pictures: Olena Oleksienko/ilovelimerick

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