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Little Old King Cole

Creator and Producer: Robert Nesbitt. Book: Phil Park.
Music: Laurie Johnson & Phil Park. Lyrics: Neville Phillips & Phil Park.
Additional Lyrics: Kermit Goell. Additional Dialogue: Charlie Drake & Richard Waring.

Productions

London Palladium, 1961 - 1962

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London Palladium
First perfromance: Wednesday 20th December 1961
Last performance: After 24th April 1962
Choreography: George Carden. Costumes Designed and executed by: R. St. John Roper.
Decor: Tod Kingman. First Act Finale Designer: Edward Delany.

CharacterPlayed By
King Cole (man and boy)Charlie Drake
The Court ChamberlainHerbert Hare
A Young VisitorDennis Gilmore
The Duke RolloRoger Delgado
Theophilus, his foster parentsBilly Danvers
Samantha, his foster parentsBert Brownbill
Miranda (a shepherdess)Janette Scott
Benedict (a fisherman)Jackie Rae
Valentine (a prince)Gary Miller
The 'Bewitched' Benedict, The BeastsRichard Garner
The 'Bewitched' Valentine, The BeastsJohn Harmer
A ButcherHugh Elton
A BakerStuart Pearce
His SonMichael Henry
An InnkeeperJack Francois
The Scarf DancersSheila Holt & Tom Gillis
The Duke's HenchmanStuart Pearce
A Rebellious CitizenJack Francois
A Court OfficerMichael Henry
A Teddy BearDot Williams
An Enchanted PrincessJacqueline Moran
The TumblersThe Volants
Ariel (Spirit of the Magic Talisman)Sandra Michaels
A Friendly WitchPamela Cundell
HarlequinJohn Harmer
ClownTom Gillis
ColumbineSheila Holt
PantaloonJack Francois
Principal Male DancersJohn Harmer and Richard Garner
Dancing GirlsJanet Allman, Jennifer Allman, Joy Allan, Carole Brocks, Dorelle Burrows, Elizabeth Belm, Sadie Colclough, Sandy Dillon, Valerie Gibson, Caroline Haig, Pamela Hill, Merry Johnson, Diana Langton, Vicki Mitchell, Elizabeth Mills, Sandra Martin, Pauline Nichols, Rosemary Ogle, Susan Robinson, Tanya Shaffer, Vicky Udall, Brenda Voak, Lynette Williams, Maureen Willsher, Jennie Walton, Margaret Webb
Dancing BoysEddie Ambrose, Paul Christian, Malcolm Davey, Leigh Foster, Peter Fletcher, Collin Partington, Robin Willett, Gordon Yeats
Ballet MasterSeamus Gordon
Bill Shepherd Singersjames Armstrong, Tony Clark, Arnold Chazen, Steven Derek, Hugh Elton, George Holden, Richard Keen, Dino Rocco, Bob West, Llewellyn Williams
Kirby's Flying Balletnot listed
The Aida Foster Childrennot listed
The Palladium OrchestraConductor: Reg Cole

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