‘Olivia’ set in Victorian times, traces the steps of Olivia, from downtrodden orphan to star of the stage. On her journey to the bright lights of London, she is befriended by Eliza Doolittle from “My Fair Lady” and, after a series of adventures, becomes a singer in a new Gilbert and Sullivan show, thanks to the unlikely assistance of Fagin and The Artful Dodger.
The boys, however, are not overlooked, with splendid cameos for George Bernard Shaw, Ebenezer Scrooge, Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. This feel-good show abounds with Malcolm Sircom’s well-known wit and humour, both in the script and the songs which are catchy, lyrical, and full of gusto.
Well done to everyone involved.