Frankston Cultural Centre

October 1996

Welcome to the Greatest Show on Earth, the world of Phineas Taylor Barnum, full of spectacle and humbug. Sometimes with her support, and sometimes against her objections, P.T. Barnum works with his wife Charity to create unbelievable attractions in a variety of ways, from the American Museum in New York City to a national tour featuring Jenny Lind, the Swedish Nightingale. Along the way, Barnum meets Joice Heth (the oldest woman alive) and Tom Thumb (the smallest man in the world). He dabbles in politics and begins a lecture tour, culminating in his founding of the Greatest Show on Earth with partner James Bailey.

Director/ChoreographerErik Rinkel
Musical DirectorSimon Stone
Production Co-ordinatorLuke Hunter
Stage ManagerPaul Belli
Lighting DesignerChris Lewis
Set DesignAlberto Salvato
Costume DesignBrett Wingfield
Sound DesignMurray Tregonning
Company CaptainJackie Ruddock
Lighting OperatorChris Lewis
Rehearsal PianistSimon Stone
 Sue Fletcher
 Luke Hunter
 Andrea Lee
Head FlymanJason Bourne
Scenic Artist PaintingAlberto Salvato
Station and Museum PropPat Morton
Set DressingScott Hili
 Sue Salvato
 Lindy McCann
 Robyn Rumbelow
Set ConstructionKel Pearson
 Bill McGowan
 Alberto salvato
Costume Co-ordiantorBret Wingfield
PropsJulie Paice
 Amy Paice
 Jodie Langdon
Lighting AssistantDavid Banen
 Mike Smith
 Scott Winrow
Cast Ticket BookingsRobyn Rumbelow
Audition SecretaryLorraine Pearson
Program ArtworkMichael Fletcher
Publicity/PromotionsChris Davies
 Luke Hunter
PhotographyDoug Brown
Make UpLorraine Robinson
 Megan Birch
Rehearsal RefreshmentsDoreen Sparks
Transport ManagerBob Paice
Front of House DisplayDoreen Sparks
Front of House Co-ordinatorsChris Davies
 Rob Davies
Mailing List Co-ordinatorsSue Dyer
 Arch Dyer
Backstage CrewMatt Woodford
 Craig Paice
 Bob Paice
 Harry Szommer
 Darren Baker
 Scott Winrow
 Youarn Bell
 Andrew Guthrie
 Wendy Bent
 Clare Collins
 Michelle Pollock
 Vanessa Harvey
 Angela Temple
 Danika Barnett
 Jenny Scott
 Danny Thorne
 Lisa van den Burg
 Simon Cottrill
 Cameron Brown

Phineas Taylor Barnum

Michael Fletcher

Charity Barnum

Belinda Griffiths

First Clown

Alex McLean

Second Clown

Allison Griffiths

Ring Master

Georgia Tate


Stephan Bowen

Lyman/Second Woman

Lea Bromley

Joice Heth/James A Bailey

Tom Coulson

Amos Scudder

Luke Hunter

Sherwood Stratton

David Himmelfard

Mrs Stratton/First Woman

Julie Fincham

Tom Thumb

Brodie Cragg


Adrian Birrell

Jenny Lind

Natalie Lewington


Colin Armstrong

Wilton/sad Clown

Eddie Perfect

Blues Singer

Shirley Bowen

Uni-cycling Fire Eater

Neil Anderson

Verna the Village Idiot

Jackie Ruddock


Meliza Ballerini


Bryn Bowen


Ruth Bowen


Danielle Burke


Bosco Chan


Briony Croft


Kerry Frankland


Myfanwy Hodgson


Jacinta Kleisterlee


Peg laidlaw


Carly Laughton


Amelia Macleod


Trish Mcmahon


Gael McNaughton


Claire Perrott


Zoe Rinkel


Lynne Tabram


Jennifer White


Janette Wyke