A Week in the Life of: Oliver Twist's Gbemisola Ikumelo

In the week running up to previews, Ikumelo shows us the ”Twist” cast in action

Gbemisola Ikumelo stars as Nancy in Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's adaptation of Oliver Twist, with new writing by Anya Reiss. The show, which began previews last week, will be running at the outdoor venue until 5 August.

Ikumelo, whose previous credits include New Nigerians at the Arcola, and The Night Watch at the Manchester Royal Exchange, was tasked by WOS to take some candid shots and give us a cheeky glimpse behind the show as it goes onstage.

Being constructive in rehearsals with Caroline Byrne

GI: "Director Caroline Byrne whipping us into shape"

Post-it notes put to good use

GI: "Delving into the world of Oliver Twist."

Larking around in the rehearsal space

GI: "Actress Robyn Cara enjoying the rarity that is a spacious green room."

Selfie takers beware – lurkers are nearby

GI: "Tea break! Photobombed by Rina Fatania"

A tale of two casts at Regent's Park

GI: "Attending A Tale of Two Cities press night"

Canine capers

GI: "Shaun Mason becoming Bullseye the dog!"

Oliver Twist cast once again photobombing

GI: "Arriving on the set for the first time – there’s no need for a brolly though, Robyn!"

Exploring the best in nineteenth century chic

GI: "Getting into Nancy costume for tech rehearsal"

A drink well-earned

GI: "First preview done. To the bar with the executive director!"

Oliver Twist runs at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre until 5 August.

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