Dagenham pupils delight audiences with Oliver!

Students in the Jo Richardson School production of Oliver!

Students in the Jo Richardson School production of Oliver! - Credit: Archant

Talented students left audiences wanting more with their production of Oliver! last week.

The three-night run at Jo Richardson School involved pupils of all ages and featured year eight star Logan Grain in the title role.

Head of drama and production director Catherine Cook praised the performances of the pupils – particularly James Haynes who played Fagin and Paige Toms who played Nancy – and insists everyone involved should consider themselves very proud.

“It was a resounding success,” she said. “We had loads of positive feedback from members of the public and staff.

“One of the nicest things was to see the relationships that we made through it into other year groups, particularly children in year eight hanging out with the year 13s.”

Although the drama department will enjoy a well-earned break, after reviewing the situation Ms Cook insists they’ll be back soon with another production.