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Barnum

Music: Cy Coleman. Lyrics: Michael Stewart. Book: Mark Bramble.

Productions

Opera House Manchester, 1984-1985
Dominion Theatre, 1992

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Opera House, Manchester
First performance: 3rd October 1984
Last performance: 2nd February 1985
Harry Fielding's Production. Associate Producer: Wendy Toye.
Director: Peter Coe. Original Broadway production directed and staged by: Joe Layton.
Original choreography re-creator: Buddy Schwab. Scenery Designer: David Mitchell.
Costumes Designer: Theoni V. Aldredge. Lighting Designer: Eric Delzenne.
Sound Designer: Edward Fardell. Production Musical Designer: Michael Reed.
Production Manager: David Freeman. Orchestrations: Hershy Kay.
Vocal and Dance Arrangements: Cy Coleman. Musical Director: Stuart Atkins.
Circus Training: Terry & Danuta Parsons.

CharacterPlayed By
Phineas Taylor BarnumMichael Crawford
Charity ('Chairy') BarnumEileen Battye
Ringmaster/James A. Bailey
Understudy Phineas Taylor Barnum
Michael Heath
Chester LymanJames Francis-Johnston
Joice HethSally Lavelle
Amos Scudder/Edgar Templeton
Understudy Ringmaster & James A. Bailey
James Windsor
WaitressJoanne Robley-Dixon
White-Faced ClownRichard Gauntlett
Sherwood StrattonNicholas Teare
Mrs. Sherwood Stratton
Understudy Joice Heth
Nadine Shenton
Tom ThumbStephen Beagley
1st BeefeaterPeter Barbour
2nd BeefeaterSue Barbour
Julius GoldschmidtMichael Heath
Jenny LindChristina COllier
Lady ClownJane Watts
Blues SingerSally Lavelle
Hubert MorrisseyGraham Fawcett
Flying TrapezePaul Miller
BalancerPerry Davey
AcrobatDebbie Steel
Juggler
Understudy Tom Thumb
Michael Hervieu
Circus LadyAmanda Newman
Standby for Miss Battye and Miss CollierElizabeth Ashton
Musicians
PianistsTom Steer, Stephen Hill
ReedsGary Cox, Roger Fleetwood, John Marleyn, Dave Marrion, Al Wood
TrumpetsDave Browning, Fred Kelly, Bill Pettigrew
TrombonesLaurie Cooper, Barry Daykin, Alan Pepperill
TubaJohn Elliott
BassBrian Day
Guitar/BanjoLes Beavers
DrumsRobin Turner
PercussionPeter Lingwood
ViolinRonald Johnson
CelloSimon Fryer

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Dominion Theatre
1992
Original New York Production Director: Joe Layton.
Director and Staging: Buddy Schwab. Set Design: David Mitchell.
Circus Trainers: Terry & Danuta Parson. Costume Design: Theoni V Aldredge.
Lighting Designer: Nick Richings. Sound Designer: Greg Pink.
Musical Director: Simon Lowe. Resident Director: Rou Durbin.

CharacterPlayed By
Phineas Taylor BarnumPaul Nicholas
Charity BarnumCarol Duffy
Jenny LindClara Miller
Ringmaster/BaileyRichard Gauntlett
Joice Heth/Blues SingerNicola Blackman
Tom ThumbSimon David Trout
Amos ScudderGarrett Pennery
Chester Lyman/WiltonDavid Worley
Julius Goldschmidt
Phineas Taylor Barnum Cover
Graeme Smith
White-Faced ClownTim Stacey
Sherwood Stratton/Edgar Templeton
Understudy Ringmaster/Bailey
David Wilder
Mrs Stratton/Waitress
Understudy Charity Barnum & Jenny Lind
Ann Woodfield
Herbert MorriseyKeith Kirkwood
Waitress
Understudy Charity Barnum (Second Cover)
Bernadene Williams
Clowns/Acrobats/JugglersSuzy Barton
Clowns/Acrobats/Jugglers
Understudy Tom Thumb
Adam Blaug
Clowns/Acrobats/JugglersDavid Cadmore
Clowns/Acrobats/JugglersLeesa Cameron
Clowns/Acrobats/JugglersDebbie Lee Harrison
Clowns/Acrobats/Jugglers
Understudy Joice Heth/Blues Singer
Karen McSween
Clowns/Acrobats/JugglersAnita Packman
Clowns/Acrobats/JugglersDanuta Parsons
Clowns/Acrobats/JugglersSarah Bayliss
Clowns/Acrobats/JugglersBernadene Williams
Clowns/Acrobats/JugglersAnn Woodfield
Clowns/Acrobats/JugglersKeith Kirkwood
Clowns/Acrobats/JugglersJason Parmenter
Clowns/Acrobats/JugglersGarrett Pennery
Clowns/Acrobats/JugglersTim Stacey
Clowns/Acrobats/JugglersRussell Wilcox
Clowns/Acrobats/JugglersDavid Wilder
Clowns/Acrobats/JugglersDavid Worley
Orchestra
Musical DirectorSimon Lowe
Trumpets/Piccolo TrumpetNick Briggs
TrumpetIan Wood
TrumpetBruce Adam
Trombone/EuphoniumLorraine Temple
TromboneNeil Philip
Bass TromboneTibor Hartmann
Tuba/SousaphoneAndy Grappy
PercussionJoff Morgan
DrumsArthur Buck
Double BassPeter Moore
Guitar/BanjoPaul Brown
Piano 1Lesley Burdett
Piano 2/Deputy ConductorTom Steer
Flute/Piccolo ClarinetSiobhan Lamb
Flute/Piccolo/ClarinetKevin Jackson
Clarinet/Flute/Tenor SaxophoneSteve Sadler
Clarinet/Bass Clarinet/Baritone SaxophoneAndy Barnwell
ViolinRoz Lishak

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