|OLIVER! - November 1976
Oliver! is a British musical with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. It first appeared in the West End in 1960 and enjoyed a long run which launched the careers of several child actors including Davy Jones.
The musical is based upon Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens and was the first adaptation for stage of a Dickens novel
The original London production of Oliver! opened in the New Theatre in June 1960. Among the original cast were Ron Moody as Fagin, Georgia Brown as Nancy, and Barry Humphries in a small role as a humourous undertaker.
In 1968 the musical was made into a film using some big names who had never appeared in the stage show. It stars Ron Moody, Oliver Reed, Harry Secombe, Mark Lester, Jack Wild, and Hugh Griffith.
|Harvey Hillyer, Mark Lindridge
|Antony Williams, Mark Haddigan
|Christopher Grist, David Salt
|Ladies of the Chorus
|Muriel Alford, Josie Beckwith, Sharon Courtney, Pam Elton, Shirley Holland, June Jones, Myra Jones, Valerie Lindridge, Jean Norris, Eve Redman, Barbara Smith, Valerie Smith, Sandra Tucker, Eileen Walker, Queenie Walker, Marie Willcocks
|Sonia Atkinson, Jean Brown, Daphne Barnes, Brenda Crowder, Carole Gennings, Christine Jones, Ann McCarter, Fiona Moss, Karen Pratt, Janet Ross, Linda Smither, Pat Ternouth
|Gentlemen of the Chorus
|Alan Benson, Bill Coulstock, Bernard Carter, Ron Dowling, John Goldring, Christopher Grist, Cliff Jones, Frank Jennings, Frank March, Ed O'Keefe, Dave Rogers, David Salt, Brian Sweatman, Tony Willcocks, Colin Watts
|Producer & Choreographer
|Des Stone and John Evans
|Assistant Stage Managers
|Peter Efemey and Maurice Jones
|Michael Page, Bill Goodchild
|Malcolm Bernhardt, Eddie Gwilym, Bob Hellier, Duncan McClellan, Alan Prosser, Doug Copeland
|Betty Hoar, Pauline Joiner, Ann Prichard, Julia Hall, Ann Peyton-Bruhl
|Audrey Blow, Jill Walton, Pat Wallace, Gwen Peopall, Edna McRae
|Eric Tompkinson, June Evans