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Spend Spend Spend - The Legend Of Viv Nicholson

Book and Lyrics: Steve Brown and Justin Greene. Music: Steve Brown.
Based on the Book by Viv Nicholson and Stephen Smith.


Piccadilly Theatre, 1999

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West Yorkshire Playhouse (first production)
First performance: May 1999
Won the Barclays Theatre Award for Best Musical

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Piccadilly Theatre
First performance: 5th October 1999
Director: Jeremy Sams. Designer: Lez Brotherston. Choreographer: Craig Revel Horwood.
Lighting: Mark Henderson. Orchestration: John Cameron. Musical Direction: Dane Preece.
Sound: Rick Clarke. Producer: Andre Ptaszynski.

CharacterPlayed By
Female Executive/Salon Customer/
Miner's Wife
Lorraine Chappell
VivBarbara Dickson
Miner's Wife/Florrie/
Keith's Cousin
Susan Fay
Miner's Wife/Bridesmaid/
Jane Fowler
KeithSteven Houghton
Mrs Waterman/M.C./LandladyMarjorie Keys
Young Viv/SueRachel Leskovac
Roadman Dancer/Man from the Council/
Husband 4
Craig Nicholls
Vicar/Bank Manager/
Husband 5
Stuart Nurse
Estate Agent/Keith's cousin/
Husband 5
Stuart Pendred
Cinema Manager/Bruce Forsyth/
Robin Samson
GeorgeJeff Shankley
Viv's Mother/Salon Manageress/
Anxious Mother
Nicola Sloane
Football Fan/Miner/TaxmanDuncan Smith
Fireman Dancer/Miner/StrangerJamie Somers
Bridesmaid/Wronged Mother/
Mary Stockley
Matt/Fraudulent Granny/
Paul Thornley
Swing and Dance CaptainGary Milner
SwingRebecca Barnes
Child/Viv's Son (Team 1)Alexander Pepe
Child/Viv's Daughter (Team 1)Alana Asher
Child/Viv's Son (Team 2)Liam O'Byrne
Child/Viv's Daughter (Team 2)Sophie Wallis
Child/Viv's Son (Team 3)Andrew Stylianou
Child/Viv's Daughter (Team 3)Bethanie Snell
Musical Director/Keyboard 1Dane Preece
Deputy Musical Director/Keyboard 2Dominic Barlow
Bass/Bass GuitarPeter Moore
CelloAnn Lines
Flute/Clarinet/SaxSue Phipps
Trumpet/Flugel Horn/CornetSteve Stewart
Trombone/EuphoniumBob Price
PercussionMartin Layzell
Keyboard ProgrammerStuart Andrews

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