Frankston Arts Centre

October 2001

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.

Director Mike Fletcher
Musical Director Sean Ross
Choreographer Kristy Raynes
Production Manager Brett Wingfield
Costume Design Janine Stacey
Set and Scenic Design Owen Collier
Lighting Design Chris Lewis
Sound Design Greenland Audio
Stage Director Judi McCormack
Stage Manager Darren O’Shea
Assistant Stage Manager  
Children’s Co-ordinator Elaine Hillier
  Angela Phillips
Costume Co-ordinator Janine Stacey
Costume Assistants Janine Frankland
  Tina Gleeson
  Lindy McCann
  Pam McNeilly
  Jannette Raynes
  Robyn Rumbelow
  Brett Wingfield
Lighting Operator Scott Winrow
Lighting Assistants Ron Gavin
  John McCormack
  Kerry Grigg
Sound Greenland Audio
  Colin Armstrong
  Bev Woodford
Video Services Rick Merrin
Make Up Assistants Tracy Campbell
  Chris Davies
  Rhonda Horwood
Props Cath Milvaine
  Carol Leifting
Prop Construction Peter Franklad
Rehearsal Pianist Charles Rinauldo
Audition Secretary Brett Wingfield
Photography Gran Keney
Front of House Photos Rant Kennedy
Publicity Sue Dyer
  Jenni Elmer
  Sue Fletcher
  Lawrence Kendall
  Trish McMahon
Program Lawrence Kendal
Program Assistants Mike Fletcher
  Sue Fletcher
Program Proof Readers Sue Fletcher
  Carolyn Waddell
  Brett Wingfield
Transport John Langman
  Mark Raynes
Front of House Mangers John Rumbelow
  Robyn Rumbelow
Set Construction Owen Collier
  Prue Hearn
  Cameron Sweatman
  Harry Szommer
Backstage Crew Rachael Davenport
  Aaron Hall
  Prue Hearn
  Kevin Hillier
  Lawrence Kendall
  Shannon Mead
  Cara O’Shea
  Lorraine Pearson
  Craig Symons
  Beau Vigushin
Company Tickets Sue Dyer
Website Mike Fletcher
  Scott Winrow
Violins Anne Beruldsen
  Margaret Boyle
  Marcello Peterson
Viola Heather Birrell
Cello Cassie Wallis
Flute Kate Large
Clarinet Paul Jenkns
Oboe Daniel Barker
Bassoon Cameron Essman
Trumpet John Lucas
Trombone Don Jordan
French Horn Katrina Szetey
  Louise Brown
Piano Charles Rinauldo
Double Bass Nathan Post
Percussion Bill Fisher


Thomas Wadleton

Mr Bumble

Barry Woodford

Widow Corney

Jacquie Clayton

Mr Sowerberry

Cameron Sweatman

Mrs Sowerberry

Joanne Corbel

Noah Claypole

Michael Laity


Jessica Rust

Artful Dodger

Matthew Clayton


Patrick Gleeson


Carolyn Waddell


Jaime Laity


Karen Kitchen


Linda Beade

Bill Sykes

Michael Clayton

Mrs Bedwin

Gaye Meadows

Mr Brownlow

Mark Featherby

Dr Grimwig

Dave Wearne


Vladimir Espimoza


Brandi Galpin


Jaime Laity


Harry Szommer


Tami Szommer

Female Ensemble

Linda Beadle


Christine Carter


Brandi Galpin


Belinda Goldfinch


Danielle Hooper


Karen Kitchen


Gaye Meadows


Alicia Peaker


Dawn Phillips


Joyce Sedunary


Tami Szommer


Angela Tohill

Male Ensemble

Vladimir Espimoza


Mark Featherby


Craig Irvine


Ben Lake


Peter Marshall


Adam Nash


Harry Szommer


Dave Wearne


Jeff Williams

Children’s Ensemble

Dylen Benwell


Michael Bowden


Badyn Cook


David Cox


Sean Cumberidge


Jesse Evans


Stuart Grigg


Thomas Grigg


Gabriel Kenner


Mitchell Lack


Kieran McGrath


Williams Meadows


Thomas Mitchell


Joshua Mulchay


Matthew Robinson


Douglas Sedunary


Christian Walker


James Walker


Stephany Avilia


Nicole Banks


Maegan Beale


Jacqueline Carroll


Tara Durham


Tiffany Peach