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Frankston Arts Centre : June 2014


Brief Synopsis

Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart’s Oliver! takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young, orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates the London’s underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and – most importantly – for love. When Oliver is picked up on the street by a boy named the Artful Dodger, he is welcomed into a gang of child pickpockets led by the conniving, but charismatic, Fagin. When Oliver is falsely accused of a theft he didn’t commit, he is rescued by a kind and wealthy gentleman, to the dismay of Fagin’s violent sidekick, Bill Sykes. Caught in the middle is the warm-hearted Nancy, who is trapped under Bill’s thumb, but desperate to help Oliver, with tragic results. With spirited, timeless songs like “As Long as He Needs Me,” “Food, Glorious Food,” and “Where is Love,” Oliver! is a musical classic.


Production Team
Director Brad Dart
Musical   Director Anthony Bingham
Choreographer Leah Osburn
Production   Manager Brett Wingfield
Set Design Brenton Staples
Costume Design Brett Wingfield
Lighting Design Brad Alcock
Sound Design Steve Cooke
Stage Manager Arn Maree   Jenkins
Assistant Stage   Manager Nicole Lylak
Lighting   Operator Dave   Boddison-Gray
Lighting – Head   Dome Patsi Boddison
Dome Operator Tina Boddison-Gray
Naomi Boddison-Gray
Sound Operator Steve Cooke
Radio Mic Technicians Colin Armstrong
Angela Ginsberg
Gina Goss
Costume   Co-ordinator Brett Wingfield
Costume Assistants Maria   Sabbatucci
Wileka Cox
Margaret Wilson
Janet Reid
Make Up   Co-ordinator Kylie McMillan
Make Up   Assistants Kate Jackson
Serena Merry
Alexis Collier
Dressers Janet Reid
Brett Wingfield
Jacinta Wilson
Wigs   Co-ordinator Trent Whitmore
Flymen Michael Bates
Karen Bates
Staging Nick Armstrong
Craig Dixon
Zac Groeneveld
Jez Lylak
Stephanie Poon,
David Southall
Andrew Tunks
Jeff Williams
Props   Co-ordinator Jane Lacey
Specialist   Props Leonard McCrave
Children’s   Chaperone Jacinta Wilson
Scenic Artists John Burrett
John Shelbourn
Brenton Staples
Set   Construction Peter Turley
Additional Set Mike Fletcher
Cameron   Sweatman
Marketing Brett Wingfield
Kylie McMillan
Program Design Kylie McMillan
Photography Michael   Fletcher
Company Tickets Fran Boyd
Audition   Secretary Brett Wingfield
Green Room   Manager Jan Lavender
Green Room   Assistants Helen Brown
Christine   Congdon
Carole   Cuthbertson
Judi McCormack
Front of House Chris Congdon
Front of House   Display Kylie McMillan
Rehearsal   Pianist Anthony Bingham
Krystal   Tunnicliffe
Sue Fletcher
Cast   Physiotherapist Peter Nicklen
Armourer Peter Bates
Conductor Anthony Bingham
Reed 1 Marney Pope
Reed 2 Paul Jenkins
Reed 3 Hayden Brown
French Horn Olivia Maccora
Trumpet 1 Michael Scott
Trumpet 2 Dimitri   Willenberg
Trombone John Beckley
James Mustafa
Percussion 1 Bryn Bowen
Percussion 2 Yvette Leach
Keyboard 1 Sue Fletcher
Keyboard 2 Martine Wengrow
Violin Elizabeth   Lumley
Viola John Clancy
Cello Debra McLeod
Bass Tom New


Oliver Fintan McCrave
Artful Dodger Oliver Culshaw
Fagin Mike Fletcher
Nancy Elise Stevens
Sykes Cameron   Sweatman
Mr Bumble John Tacey
Widow Corney Shirley Bowen
Mr Sowerberry Grant Kennedy
Mrs Sowerberry Marissa Tunks
Charlotte   Sowerberry Emily Mercurio
Noah Claypole Lachie Fletcher
Bet Amalia Foy
Mr Brownlow Danny Ginsberg
Mrs Bedwin Liz Stovold
Dr Grimwig Robert Harvey
Charley Bates Zac Krause
Old Sally Marissa Tunks
Children’s   Ensemble Adult Ensemble
Bridget Allan Danielle Desbois
Liam Cox Hayley-Sue Doran
Ben Desbois Sarah Ginsberg
Emma Ginsberg Eliza Hammond
Ryan   Golsdworthy Taylor Harris
Nikki Gurr Nicole Lowe
Darcy Halliday Fraser Mitchell
Mary Hammond Joe Melhem
Lachlan Hayes Jayne Murphy
Perri Hobbs Peter Nicklen
Chloe Large Nick Rees
Zarah Mitchell Peter Ryan
Oliver Pinkett Liz Stovold
Riley   Sunderland Jesse Thomas
Ryley Taylor Katherine Walters
Riley Thornton-Mackay  
Jonah Van Stekelenburg  
Joshua Vass  
Lachlan Vass  
Kayla Wilson