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"...Watton, introduced at an early stage in the action, delights with several well sung solo items."
Velda Harris - British Theatre Guide
"Oliver Watton is certainly a name to put into the 'one to watch list..."
Julie Robinson - lastminutetehatretickets.com
"...There are actors who have a special gift. He is one of them..."
Brune Martin - der Kulter-Channel (Vienna)
Oliver is from Greater Manchester and has been performing professionally since the age of eleven.
His first significant role came at the age of twelve when he was cast as Douglas in a new touring production of the play Shadowlands. Other productions while still at school include Bugsy Malone with the National Youth Music Theatre in which he played 'Yonkers' amongst other characters.
After continuing his training at The Northern Ballet School and later graduating from The London School of Musical Theatre, Oliver has performed in plays and musicals throughout the UK including Wicked in London's Westend, Kes at the Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and The Witches of Eastwick No1 National Tour. He has also had the opportunity to perform internationally, playing Rolf in The Sound of Music, Kuala Lumpur and as Hunter in the Austrian Premier of [Title of Show] The Broadway Musical Vienna.
More recent years have also seen Oliver appear on screen in British TV programmes including Hollyoaks for Channel 4 and Casualty for the BBC.
Oliver is currently furthering his actor training on the MA Classical and Contemporary Text degree programme at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Colin Boulter - Neilson Reeves Photography
PC Parker in CASUALTY 'Dead Fall' for the BBC, directed by David Innes Edwards
Steward in LAPLAND for the BBC, directed by Catherine Morshead
Alex Macintoch in CASUALTY 'Hands On' for the BBC, directed by Dermot Boyd
Olly Larkin in HOLLYOAKS for Lime Pictures/Channel 4, (Various Directors)
Dancer in CASANOVA for ITV/Red Productions, directed by Richard Blank
Luka's Boyfriend in OUTLINES OF LOVE (short), directed by João Nunes
Sergey in OLIVE GREEN for SuperMemo World/Ekstasy Films, directed by Suki Singh
Tom in POSTCARD (Short), directed by Jack Laurence
Matt in EXTREMELY DANGEROUS for North West One Films, directed by Sallie Aprahamian
Police Officer in THE PAROLE OFFICER for DNA Films, directed by John Duigan
Hunter in TITLE OF SHOW, The Vienna Theatre Project, directed by Joanna Godwin-Seidl
Jason in ORDINARY DAYS, The London Theatre Workshop, directed by Ray Rackham
Ensemble/1st Cover Fiyero in WICKED, Apollo Victoria Theatre London, directed by Joe Mantello
Soloist in GODSPELL 40th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT, Palace Theatre Manchester, directed by Daniel Wood
Rolf Gruber in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Plenary Hall Kuala Lumpur, directed by Russell Labey
MacDowall in KES, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse & Uk Tour, directed by Nikolai Foster
Toby/1st cover Michael in THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK, Uk Tour, directed by Nikolai Foster
Ensemble in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, Uk Tour, directed by Adrian Noble
Vocalist in HOLLYWOOD & BROADWAY, Uk Tour, directed by Mitch Sebastian
Featured Ensemble in 42ND STREET, Octagon Theatre, directed by Bruce James
Twin in Peter Pan THE MUSICAL, Leicester Haymarket Theatre, directed by Paul Kerryson
Roy in FABULA, Cochrane Theatre London, directed by Steven Dexter
Douglas in SHADOWLANDS, Uk Tour, directed by Wyn Jones
Ensemble in HER BENNY, Liverpool Empire, directed by Christopher Stanford
Prince Charming in CINDERELLA, Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, directed by Paul Hendy
Prince Charming in CINDERELLA, Marlow Theatre, Canterbury, directed by Paul Hendy
The Prince in SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS, Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, directed by Brad Fitt
The Prince in SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS, Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, directed by Paul Hendy
The Prince in SLEEPING BEAUTY, Octagon Theatre, Yeovil, directed by Eddie Dredge
Jack in JACK & THE BEANSTALK, Octagon Theatre, Yeovil, directed by Eddie Dredge
The Prince in SLEEPING BEAUTY, Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, directed by Jonny Bowles
The Prince in SLEEPING BEAUTY, Theatre Royal, Plymouth, directed by Ed Curtis & Michael Harrison
Tsar Turnitoff in CINDERELLA, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, directed by Colin Bluemenau
The Prince in THE LITTLE MERMAID, Adam Smith Theatre, Kircaldy, directed by Jonathan Stone
"... it is a rarity to see an actor bring such integrity to the role..."
Simon Sladen - British Theatre Guide
"...performed with flare and passion by Oliver Watton..."
John Roberts - The Public Reviews
"...Watton, with the looks and light tenor of a young Neil Patrick Harris, has the best voice..."