Opera role for young actor Oliver

Oliver Kane, 7, is a member of Seagull theatre drama group. He has been chosen to act in Madam Butt

Oliver Kane, 7, is a member of Seagull theatre drama group. He has been chosen to act in Madam Butterfly with national Russian Opera group at the Marina Theatre, Lowestoft. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Picture: Nick Butcher

As a budding young actor, Oliver Kane is getting used to appearing on stage.

As a budding young actor, Oliver Kane is getting used to appearing on stage.

The seven-year-old from Pakefield, near Lowestoft, has already performed at venues such as the Royal Albert Hall.

But now he is about to spread his acting wings by appearing with a world-renowned opera company in Lowestoft.

Oliver has been chosen to appear in a production of Puccini's Madam Butterfly at the Marina Theatre with the Grand Opera of Belarus next Saturday. He will play a child of Madam Butterfly with the members of the acclaimed troupe, which was awarded prestigious Bolshoi status in 1940.


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Oliver, who goes to Pakefield Primary School and loves playing the cello, was chosen for the role after impressing organisers as a member of the Theatretrain drama group at the Seagull Theatre.

His mother Amanda, 37, a community nursery nurse, said: 'Oliver is very excited about being in Madam Butterfly as he just loves performing.

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'It will be a really good experience for him. I think it will be good for his confidence and a great opportunity for him to learn from the very best.'

As part of the local Theatretrain group, Oliver has appeared at London's Royal Albert Hall and is due to appear at the O2 Arena in July alongside fellow pupils from its schools across the UK.

Madam Butterfly tells the story of an American officer who meets and falls in love with a Japanese geisha.

The Grand Opera of Belarus is also performing Puccini's La Boheme at the Marina Theatre on Friday.

Call 01502 533200 to book.

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