A WREXHAM schoolboy has landed a role in London’s West End following his appearance on a hit TV show.
Jordan Li-Smith, 13, has been offered the part of Charlie Bates in Cameron Mackintosh’s revival of Lionel Bart’s Oliver!
The Hammond School student won a place on the BBC Saturday night series I’d Do Anything, to find leading actors to play the role of Nancy and Oliver in the forthcoming production.
Jordan was one of 10 young hopefuls put through their paces by theatre impresarios Mackintosh and Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber.
He wasn’t one of the three boys chosen for the role of Oliver Twist but impressed the judges so much he has been given the part of the Artful Dodger’s best friend.
Jordan will start rehearsals in October and the show opens at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in December.
Julia Edwards from the Hammond School said performing on a West End stage is a dream come true for him.
He is also looking forward to performing alongside one of his favourite actors, Rowan Atkinson, who is to play Fagin.
Ms Edwards added: “Jordan’s family and the Hammond School are extremely proud of him and all that he has achieved.
“His family say that Cameron Mackintosh has been generous with his time and Jordan has learnt a lot from his experience.”