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Book, Music and Lyrics by Lionel Bart
Based on “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens
Produced and Directed by Jean Franks
30 June – 5 July 2008

This musical really needs no introduction. Produced for the Broadway stage by David Merrick and Donald Albery. An amateur production by arrangement with Musicope and Stage Musicals of New York.


Oliver – Joseph Thompson-Oubari (Steaks Team) / Jordan Flowers (Saveloys Team)
The Artful Dodger – Luke Higgins (Steaks Team) / Daniel Bridle (Saveloys Team)
Fagin – Richard Self
Bill Sykes – Steve Hunt
Nancy – Jenny Tallowin Snee
Mr Bumble – John Hart
Widow Corney – Debbie Hoyle
Bet – Kelly Randall
Pauper’s Assistant – Catherine Allen, Cathy Dadds
Mr Sowerberry – Mark Jamieson
Mrs Sowerberry – Janet Pearce
Noah Claypole – Scott Godfrey
Charlotte – Victoria Jamieson
Mr Brownlow – Colin Bailey
Mrs Bedwin – Melinda Hunt
Dr Grimwig – Graham Frosdick
Old Sally – Janet Pearce
Old Lady – Jenny McKiernan
Rose Sellers – Catherine Allen, Elizabeth Vile
Milk Maid – Lucy Larner
Strawberry Seller – Gillian Spooner
Knife Grinder – Mark Jamieson
Long Song Seller – Scott Godfrey
Charley Bates – Harry Stapley (Steaks Team) / Jake Watkins (Saveloys Team)
Boy with Books – James Stedman (Steaks Team) / Ben White (Saveloys Team)
Bullseye – Chunks

Workhouse orphans and members of Fagin’s Gang: Nathan Attard, Lewis Dowse, George Eames, Callum Holbrook-Wilson, Jonathan Horrocks, Adam Laidlow, Josiah King, Aidan McEwan, Dean Tucker.

Saveloys Team: Maeve-Ann Allen, Zackary Beal, Ruby Bridle, Billy Crabtree, Connor Crooks, Megan Manchester, Marc Smith, Connor Wilson.

Londoners: Catherine Allen, Colin Bailey, Cathy Dadds, Graham Frosdick, Scott Godfrey, John Hart, Debbie Hoyle, Melinda Hunt, Mark Jamieson, Victoria Jamieson, Lucy Larner, Clive Madel, Janet Pearce, Kelly Randall, Henry Roast, Gillian Spooner, Ken Swan, Elizabeth Vile.


Musical Director – Andy Hall
Choreographers – Michelle Pearl, Danielle Elisak
Lighting Design – Peter Bennett
Stage Manager – Polly Owen
Set Design – Judith Brace
Director’s Assistant – Jenny McKiernan
Properties – Pat Vale, Lauren Bulling, Emma Constant, Charlotte Constant, Gemma Wallington
Wardrobe – Carole Bramall, Michelle Pearl, Marjorie Sawyer
Assistant Stage Manager – Margaret Baird
Lighting Operators – Michael Auvray, Peter Bennett, Emma Stewart, Karen Williamson
Set Construction – Trevor Jeffries (Overseer), Albert Tilbury, Frank Andrews, Graham Frosdick
Scenic Artists – Christine Angell, Emma Constant, Charlotte Constant, Polly Owen, Gemma Wallington
Orchestra – The Paddington Green Ensemble
Chaperones – Elsie Bate, Jenny Brookes, Pamela Horner