Poster OLIVER! - November 2006

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.

Oliver Zac Watts, Jordan Vince
Mr Bumble Kevin Redfern
Widow Corney Myra Jones
Mr Sowerberry Brian Sweatman
Mrs Sowerberry Linda Partridge
Charlotte Becky Garnett
Noah Claypole Tom Stephenson
Artful Dodger Harry Fielder, Matthew Mould
Fagin Paul Tulley
Charlie Tom Rawlings
Nancy Jan Mather
Bet Caroline Westmorland
Mr Brownlow Tony Collins
Bill Sykes Chris Clarke
Mrs Bedwin Shelley Price
Old Sally Abby Phillips
Dr Grimwig Ian Gardner
Bullseye Ralph
Ladies of the Chorus & Dancers Sonia Atkinson, Francesca Best, Julia Brown, Julie Davies, Lucy George, Lesley Hasker, Stacey Hutton, Kate Langrish, Val Leopold, Abby Phillips, Rachel Linden, Rachel Potts, Pat Pring, Sue Rourke, Elouise Standen, Sarah Tappenden, Sandra Tucker, Sue Wright
Gentlemen of the Chorus Tyler Davis-Smith, Dave Harkness, Tom Hudson, James Hume, Bill Price, Dennis Redding, Pete Westmorland
Producer & Choreographer Audrey Pring
Musical Director Alan Pring
Stage Director Colin D Justice
Stage Manager Michael Williams
Deputy Stage Managers Lee Stoddart
Stage Crew Dave Churcher, Kimberley Joyce, Pete Langrish, George Phillpot, Tom Potts, Peter Price, Mike Naylor, Marc Scott, Brian Ross, Richard Fulstow, Kate Roberts, Paul Beecroft, Helen Stoddart
Head Flyman Jason Smith
Fly Crew Kate Evans, Norman Price
Lighting Lee Stoddart, Ray Stead
Sound Mitchell Sound
Wardrobe Co-ordinator Anne Tappenden
Wardrobe Assistant Rosemary Dugdale-Jenkins
Property Mistress Amanda Knight
Property Assistants Sheila Stoddart, Julia Phillpot, Anna Gude
Publicity Colin D Justice
Front of House Photographs Ivan Saunders
Ticket Control Anita Waterhouse
Ticket Assistants Pat Wallace, Linda Smither, Joan Budd
Front of House Photos
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Flute & Piccolo Helen Walton
Oboe Lucinda Willits
Bass Alan Ham
Clarinets Rob Blanken
Bassoon Bob Metcalfe
Horn Alan Mead
Percussion Mark Streather
Violin Nuala Land
Cello Nigel McNestrie
Trombone Huw Llewelyn