Oliver!

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.

PRODUCTION TEAM
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
CAST

Oliver

Thomas Wadleton

Mr Bumble

Barry Woodford

Widow Corney

Jacquie Clayton

Mr Sowerberry

Cameron Sweatman

Mrs Sowerberry

Joanne Corbel

Noah Claypole

Michael Laity

Charlene

Jessica Rust

Artful Dodger

Matthew Clayton

Fagin

Patrick Gleeson

Nancy

Carolyn Waddell

Bet

Jaime Laity

Annie

Karen Kitchen

Sally

Linda Beade

Bill Sykes

Michael Clayton

Mrs Bedwin

Gaye Meadows

Mr Brownlow

Mark Featherby

Dr Grimwig

Dave Wearne

Soloists

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