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Oliver

Author: Lionel Bart

Productions

Albery Theatre, 1960
Albery Theatre, 1977 - 1979 -?
London Palladium, 1994 - 1998
Manchester Opera House, 1998 - 1999
Theatre Royal Drury Lane, 2009 - 2010

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Noel Coward Theatre
First performance: 30th June 1960
Producer: Donal Albery.

CharacterPlayed By
UnknownUnknown

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Albery Theatre
First performance: 21st December 1977
Last performance: after August 1979
In association with The Haymarket Theatre, Leicester.
Director: Robin Midgley, based on Peter Coe's original direction.
Decor: Sean Kenny. Orchestrations: Eric Rogers. Lighting: Chris Ellis.
Music Supervisor: Chris Walker. Conductor: Tony Britten.
Sound: Rod Mead. Production Supervisor: Robert West.

August 1979 ed. programme cast
CharacterPlayed By
OliverGary Bishop, Mark Eager or Roger Fairhead
PaupersStirling Rodger and Norman Walters
Mr BumbleThick Wilson
Mrs CorneyMargaret Burton
Mr SowerberryJohn Fleming
Mrs SowerberryMary Dee
Noah ClaypoleLee Walker
CharlotteSally Bentley
Artful DodgerStephen Milton, Colin Morgan or Jonathan Ellis
FaginRoy Dotrice
NancyGillian Burns
BetSarah Ross
Bill SikesLinal Haft
Mr BrownlowGoeffrey Toone
Dr GrimwigDavid Calderhead
Mrs BedwinMargery Hogan
Old SallySheila Collins
Workhouse WomanValerie Griffiths
Rose SellerTina Parry
StrawberriesMarie Jackson
MilkmaidSally Bentley
Long SongsellerJohn Fleming
Knife GrinderBernard Losh
InnkeeperRichard Colsen
BlindmanJohn Scott Martin
Bow Street RunnerPeter Aldwyn
HussarsTony Rickell and Norman Walters
Pot BoyNick Orchard
TartMandi Martin
Pot GirlJo Ward Bevan
BullseyeBonnie France
For this performance the Workhouse Boys and Fagin's Gang will be selected from the followingNeville Attree, David Belham, Andrew Calver, Steven Cobbett, Andrew Cole, Russell Davis, Jerry Dolan, Lee Duffell, Scott Farlow, Jonathan Foster, Robert Jennings, Paul Kennedy, Andrew McDuff, Graham McDuff, Robert McDuff, Robert Moran, Barry Myers, Andrew Myrtle, Russell Nash, Sandy Peters, Robert Scott, Jay Sharpe, Richard Shill, Kevin Sullivan, Peter Walsh, Adrian Wells, Richard Willcox
Orchestra
FlutePhyllida White
Oboe/cor anglaisMichael White
Clarinet/bass clarinetIvan Dawson
BassoonMartin Bowen
HornFredrik Crossman
TromboneKeith Bleasdale
PercussionHeather Steedman
PianoJohn Daley
ViolinSid Hyams
BassLeo Routledge
CelloDavid Chew
DrumsBrian Pickles

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London Palladium
First performance: 8th December 1994
Last performance: 1998

CharacterPlayed By
UnknownUnknown

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Opera House Manchester
18th September 1998 - 30th January 1999
Co-production with Theatre Royal Plymouth. Director: Sam Mendes.
Associate Director: Graham Gill. Associate Choreographer: Geoffrey Garratt.
Musical Director: Ian McMilan. Production Musical Supervisor: Martin Koch.
Orchestrations: William David Brohn. Orchestral Reductions: Stephen Coleman.
Sound:Andrew Bruce and Terry Jardine. Lighting: David Hersey.
Designer: Anthony Ward. Musical Staging: Matthew Bourne.

CharacterPlayed By
Agnes/Rich Woman/Serving Wench/School Mistress
Principal Understudy Nancy
Ellie Brogan
OliverSteven Fitton (Red Team)/Philip Cross (Yellow)/Thomas Pinnock (Orange)
Mr Bumble/StrongmanRichard Shilling
Widow Corney/Bookstall Holder/NannyLindsey Dawson
Matron/Hat Stall Holder/Little Sally/HousemaidDonna Gordon
Governor/Rich Man/Boxer/Magician/NightwatchmanSteve Bradford
Governor/Bow Street Runner/Percy SnodgrassPaul Brereton
Governor/Bookstall Holder/The Landlord/Ringmaster/Bow Street Runner
Principal Understudy Mr Bumble
Tim English
Governor/Rich Man/Knife Grinder
Principal understudy Mr Brownlow
Richard Woodall
Childcatcher/One Man Band/Rich Man/Boxer/School Master
Principal Understudy Fagin, Bill Sikes
David Burrows
Pauper's Assistant/Rich Woman/Serving Wench/Rose Seller/Hussar's Girl
Principal understudy Charlotte
Helena Biggs
Pauper's Assistant/Mother/MilkmaidPrincipal understudy Mrs BedwinJennie Dale
Pauper's Assistant/Mother/Maid/HousemaidNikola Monfort
Pauper's Assistant/Rich Woman/Strawberry SellerJo Napthine
Pauper's Assistant/Rich Man/Sailor/Delivery Boy/Hussar
Principal understudy Noah Claypole
Michael Cotton
Pauper's Assistant/Eccentric Dancer/Shoeshine/Sailor/The ClownJason Jay
Mr Sowerberry/Punch and Judy Man/Dr GrimwigFreddie Lees
Mrs Sowerberry/Rich Woman/The Landlady/NannyJacqueline Clarke
Charlotte/Rich Woman/Acrobat
Principal Understudy Widow Corney
Joanna Maddison
Noah Claypole/Eccentric Dancer/Printer/Delivery BoyJames Millard
Artful DodgerAdam Musson (Red)/Leon Tagoe (Yellow)/Christopher Bolam (Orange)
Charley BatesJohn Marques/Andrew McGuire/Tim Fallows
FaginGary Wilmot
Bill SikesDavid Birrell
NancySonia Swaby
BetClare Fitton (Red)/Emma Hayworth (Yellow)/Victoria Hargreaves (Orange)
Mr BrownlowBruce Montague
Mrs BedwinPauline Stringer
Swing
Dance Captain, Principal Understudy Mr Sowerberry
Ian Caddick
Swing
Principal understudy Mrs Sowerberry
Gabriella Panichi
SwingLeanne Rogers
SwingMark Siney
Children (Red Team)Steven Fitton, Adam Musson, John Marques, Jonathan Burke, Paul Jones, Charlotte Whittaker, Andrew Howarth, Paul Holowaty, Lee Price, Simon Schofield, Andrew Whittaker, Adam McDonnell, Chris Clegg, Clare Fitton, Kelly Ann Bide, Kirsty Louise Goodhall, Rachel Yates, Katie Jo Schofield
Children (Yellow Team)Phillip Cross, Leon Tagoe, Andrew McGuire, Steven Irwin, Chris Martin, Christopher Lund, Jamie Richardson, Edmund Tonge, Terry Gilbert, Andrew Morris, Richard Lees, Aaron Smith, Shaun Byrne, Emma Haworth, Liana Rainford, Jane Shakeshaft, Joanne Navin, Clare Navin
Children (Orange Team)Tom Pinnock, Christopher Bolam, Tim Fallows, Matt Davies, Oliver Mawdsley, Kade Ferraiolo, Alexander Fielding, James Underwood, Andrew Lambe, Matthew Taylor, Ben Guvenc, Matthew Phillips, Anthony Dalton, Victoria Hargreaves, Jodie M. Foley, Kady Jo Jackson, Penny Howarth, Camilla Lloyd Smith
Orchestra
Flute/Piccolo/RecorderOwain Bailey
Bb Clarinet/Eb CltCarl O'Shea
Bb Clarinet/Bass Clt/RecorderAndrew Dickinson
TrumpetToby Coles
TrumpetPeter Mainwaring
Trombone/EuphoniumPhilip Goodwin
French HornAnnelise Martinsen
Kit/PercussionJonathan Robinson
PercussionMike Hamnett
KeyboardPaul Slater
Keyboard/Assistant MDMartin Leberman
Violin/MandolinDavid Christie
ViolaRichard Hadwen
CelloBrendan Lannigan
Double BassJonathan Thackeray
Orchestral ManagementStephen Hill

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Theatre Royal Drury Lane
First performance: 14th January 2009
Based on the original Production by Sam Mendes.
Director: Rupert Gold. Co-Director and Choreographer: Matthew Bourne.
Lighting Design: Paule Constable. Sound Design: Paul Groothuis.
Scenic and Costume Design: Anthony Ward. Associate Director: Laurence Connor.
Associate Choreographer: Geoffrey Garratt. Musical Director: Graham Hurman.
Orchestrations: William David Brohn. Musical Supervisor: Stephen Brooker.

Nov. 2009 Souvenir Brochure cast
CharacterPlayed By
FaginOmid Djalili
NancyJodie Prenger
UnknownSteven Hartley
UnknownJulius D'Silva
UnknownWendy Ferguson
UnknownJulian Glover
UnknownJulian Bleach
UnknownLouise Gold
At Certain Performances The Role Of Nancy Was Played ByTamsin Carroll

May 2010 cast: Griff Rhys Jones (Fagin), Kerry Ellis (Nancy)

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