Grammar pupil has starring role in new musical

Lucy McMath.
Lucy McMath.

Carrickfergus Grammar pupil Lucy McMath has a lead role in the new musical “Twisted” which opens at Theatre at the Mill, in Newtownabbey, on Wednesday.

Lucy plays “Jane” the girlfriend of “Oliver Twist” on whom this adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic is based.

Lucy, who is currently studying for her grade seven musical theatre exam, has been performing since she was nine-years-old.

She is returning to the venue after making her debut at Theatre at The Mill in the musical “Annie”.

“Twisted” was written by Larne musician and playwright Esler Burke.

“Twisted” develops the classic tale of “Oliver Twist”, the character whom Esler describes as “the boy who wanted more”.

Esler explained that he has taken his inspiration from Edward Leeford, a character in the Charles Dickens’ novel, later known as Monks, who was a half-brother of the central character Oliver Twist.

“Twisted” takes up the story when Oliver is aged in his twenties and he meets and falls in love with Jane. It is an “intriguing tale of the continuation of Oliver” featuring 21 new and original songs.

It is being staged at Theatre at the Mill, Newtownabbey, from Wednesday 20 until Sunday February 24.