Oliver! 1972

OLIVER!

Acknowledgements

HAMILTON OPERATIC SOCIETY FOR SCENERY

GWYN ACE AND CEDRIC WRIGHT FOR LIGHTING DESIGN

WYCLIFFE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

JAMES WHITE, PHOTOGRAPHER FOR PUBLICITY PHOTOGRAPHS

RAY SINGLE FOR SOUND EQUIPEMENT [EQUIPMENT]

THEATRE COMMITTEE, NAPIER CITY COUNCIL
FOR ALTERATIONS TO MUNICIPAL THEATRE

PETER PERREAUX FOR SOUND EQUIPMENT

ALAN GOVAN

OLIVER CHRISTOPHERSON & DIGBY EDGECOMBE
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MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF BOTH SOCIETIES FOR CATERING

The Napier Operatic Society   The Hastings Light Opera Company

PRESENT THEIR
1972
TWIN CITY PRODUCTION

LIONEL BARTS
OLIVER!

August 17th – 26th
MUNICIPAL THEATRE – HASTINGS

August 31st – September 9th
MUNICIPAL THEATRE – NAPIER

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a twin city production

OFFICERS FOR THIS SEASON

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Chairman
F. TWYFORD

President Hastings
R. WALKER

President Napier
J. COLLIER

Chairman   F. TWYFORD
President Hastings   R. WALKER
President Napier   J. COLLIER
Chairman  F. TWYFORD
Secretary   E. REAY
Treasurer   F. TWYFORD
Committee   J. COLLIER, P. DIXON, A. JONES, R. WALKER, B. WILTON, P. WARING
B. BROWNE, P. DEAN, B. PARKER, Mrs. S.E. REAY.

The societies combining to bring ‘OLIVER!’ to the Hastings and Napier audiences have been meeting regularly over the past two year period prior to staging. Each society realised that the mounting costs of bringing new shows before the public, the problems of casting, stage crews, lighting, preformance [performance] periods and other factors must be considered before any sort of union could be achieved. Both societies have a jealously guarded reputation and in spite of parochial pundits who stated, it could never work, here at last is OLIVER! A twin city production of 22 preformances [performances] brought about by the determination of elected members to the joint committee. With a little give and take from both societies, here we have an example of co-operation within the operatic movement which other groups within and outside could well take note of.
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musical director

CECIL FITZWATER

Ces has been associated with both societies as musical director for many years. His love for music however extends over a wider field and he is well known throughout New Zealand particularly in choral and band work. For ‘OLIVER!’ his rehearsal of orchestra, principals and chorus and his conductorship ensure Lionel Barts music loses nothing under the control of his baton. While coaxing the best of them all, his sense of fun is a delight to everone [everyone] who works with him. His dedication to his music assures theatre goers ‘OLIVER!’ will musically be remembered long after the season has finished.

producer

JAMES MORGAN

James is resident producer and runs a theatre workshop for the Napier operatic society. He has also produced for the Hastings light opera company. Although invited to produce elsewhere in New Zealand, he had remained loyal to Hawke’s Bay. A perfectionist in so far as the show is concerned, the greatest demands James makes are on his own ability. His creative production, his insight into action and his wonderful knowledge of theatre, enable him to pass on to the cast the ingredients required for a successful production. Training a cast of 44 including 16 of Fagans little thieves is no mean feat. We hope audiences will find ‘OLIVER!’ a unique and delightful experience in the history of theatre in Hawke’s Bay, if so, the credit will be in no small measure the product of our talented and gifted producer to whom both societies say thank you James Morgan.

pianist

CHRISTINE JULIER

Rehearsal pianist is the person both the producer and musical director must depend upon for the smooth running of rehearsals. Her high standard of musical ability and her interest in ‘OLIVER!’ carry over into the orchestra as pianist For the many long hours she has so willingly given, both societies acknowledge their thanks.

Also to MISS LORNA DULEY who has proved an able assistant to Christine, we also acknowledge her rehearsal work with thanks.

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Producer
JAMES MORGAN

Musical Director
CES FITZWATER

CAST

OLIVER   Robert Rogers or Richard Cook

AT THE WORK HOUSE
Mr. Bumble, the Beadle   Bob Murray
Mrs. Corney, the Matron   Gillian Davies
Old Sally   Judy Brereton

AT THE UNDERTAKERS
Mr. Sowerberry, the Undertaker   Anthony Bewley
Mrs. Sowerberry, his wife   June Keough
Charlotte, their daughter   Susan Unsworth
Noah Claypole, their apprentice   Brian Overend

AT THE THEIVES’ [THIEVES’] KITCHEN
Fagin   Peter Mackie, Ron Hill on Mondays and Fridays
Artful Doger   Alan Rench
Nancy   Robyn Houston, Jill Tobin on Mondays and Fridays
Bet   Jacky Eagle
Bill Sykes   Bunny Unsworth

AT THE BROWNLOWS
Mr. Brownlow   John Hodges
Dr. Grimwig   Eric Reay
Mrs. Bedwin, the Housekeeper   Daphne Dixon

STREETCRIERS   Marilyn Mollring, June Keough, Deborah Alexander, Keith Ormerod, Digby Edgecombe

WORKHOUSE ASSISTANTS   Mike Kyle, Hugh Sweeney

WORKHOUSE BOYS & FAGINS THIEVES   Ian Westbury, David McNight, Wayne McCormick, David Evans, Jon Brazier, Michael Hughes,
Gary Burnett, David Danks, Wayne Thornton, Ivan Coombs or Aaron Cash, Ross Jackson or Tony Sanderson, Wayne Moon or Philip Kyle, Terry Moore or William Wong

VENDORS AND GENTRY   Bill Beckett, Doug Cook, Hugh Sweeny, Mike Kyle, Digby Edgecombe, Keith Ormerod, Anthony Bewley,
Ron Hill, Brian Overend, Jan Geary, Judy Brereton, Lynda Poynter, Susan Muers, Marilyn Mollring, Shirley Kauter, Daphne Dixon, Deborah Alexander, June Keough, Stephanie Norris, Moyra Bewley

SYNOPSIS OF SCENES

THE PLACE IS LONDON, THE TIME IS ABOUT 1850

ACT 1

SCENE 1   The Workhouse – Early evening
SCENE 2   The Workhouse Parlour – Later (into Street)
SCENE 3   The Undertaker’s
SCENE 4   The Undertaker’s – Next Morning
SCENE 5   Paddington Green – Morning, a week later
SCENE 6   The theives [thieves] kitchen – Later (into the street)

ACT 2

SCENE 1   The “Three Cripples” a public house in Clerkenwell.[Advertisement]
The following evening (into the street)
SCENE 2   The Brownlows’ morning room – Two weeks later
SCENE 3   The theives [thieves] kitchen – (ending in street)
SCENE 4   The workhouse – a few days later (into street)
SCENE 5   The Brownlows’ house – (into street)
SCENE 6   London Bridge – Midnight

MUSICAL NUMBERS

ACT 1

Overture and opening scene
Chorus (with Oliver and boys)   “FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD”
Chorus (with Mr. Bumble and Widow Corney)   “OLIVER”
Duet (Widow Corney and Mr. Bumble)   “I SHALL SCREAM”
Song (Mr. Bumble)   “BOY FOR SALE”
Trio (Mr. Sowerberry, Mrs. Sowerberry & Mr. Bumble   “THAT’S YOUR FUNERAL”
Song (Oliver)   “WHERE IS LOVE”
Song (The Artful Dodger, Oliver and Chorus)   “CONSIDER YOURSELF”
Encore (Chorus)   “CONSIDER YOURSELF”
Song (Fagin with the boys)   “PICK A POCKET OR TWO”
Duet (Nancy and Bet with the boys)   “ITS A FINE LIFE”
Ensemble (The Artful Dodger, Nancy, Oliver, Bet, Fagin and the boys)   “I’D DO ANYTHING”
Song (Fagin, the Artful Dodger and the boys)   “BE BACK SOON”

ACT 2

Song (Nancy and Chorus)   “OOM – PAH – PAH”
Song (Bill Sykes)   “MY NAME”
Song (Nancy)   “AS LONG AS HE NEEDS ME”
Reprise (Mrs. Bedwin)   “WHERE IS LOVE”
Ensemble (Oliver, Street Criers & Chorus)   “WHO WILL BUY”
Reprise (Nancy, Bill Sykes, Fagin and the Artful Dodger)   “IT’S A FINE LIFE”
Song (Fagin)   “REVEIWING[REVIEWING] THE SITUATION”
Reprise (Widow Corney and Mr. Bumble)   “OLIVER”
Reprise (Nancy)   “AS LONG AS HE NEEDS ME”
Reprise (Fagin)   “REVEIWING[REVIEWING] THE SITUATION”

FINALE

ORCHESTRA

CONDUCTOR   Ces Fitzwater
PIANIST   Christine Julier
VIOLINS   Enid Dunn, Anita Rae, Charlie Jukes, Winifred Bickerstaff
CELLO   Joan Palmer
BASS   Clifford Howell, Leon Speakman
FLUTE   Christine Mori
CLARINETS   Alan Thorpe, Arthur Buckley
TRUMPETS   Phillip Jennings, Alan Laing
TROMBONES   Douglas Robinson, Keith Robinson
FRENCH HORN   Michael Winter
PERCUSSION   Brian Rae

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ROBERT ROGERS
Oliver

PETER MACKIE
Fagin

ROBYN HOUSTON
Nancy

BOB MURRAY
Mr Bumble

GILLIAN DAVIES
Mrs Corney

JUNE KEOUGH ANTHONY BEWLEY
Mr & Mrs Sowerberry

JACKY EAGLE
Bet

BUNNY UNSWORTH
Bill Sykes

RICHARD COOK
Oliver

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Nancy’s understudy

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Fagin’s understudy

ALAN RENCH
Artful Dodger

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Dr Brimwig

JOHN HODGES
Mr Brownlow

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Mrs Bedwin

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Charlotte

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PRODUCTION PERSONNEL

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ALAN JONES
Stage Mechanist

NADA BROOMHEAD
Wardrobe Mistress

Production
James Morgan

Musical Director
Cecil Fitzwater

Rehearsal Pianists
Christine Julier
Lorna Duley

Stage Manager
John Collier

House Managers
Jack Hannon (Hastings)
Noel Tolhurst (Napier)

Stage Mechanist
Alan Jones

Assistant Stage Managers
Peter DIxon
Barry Parker

Lighting Designers
Gwyn Ace
Cedric Wright

Wardrobe Mistress
Nada Broomhead

Property Master
Ian Reid

Sound Technican [Technician]
Peter Perreaux

Head Flyman
Barrie Browne

Prompt
Audrey London

Light Operators
Peter Dean
Cedric Wright
Tony Smith

Sound Operators
Peter Hill
Peter Eade
Robert Lockyer

Stage Crew
Mike Hyde
Brian Wright
Wayne Anderson
Bill Boyd
Keith Wolffram
Cyril Duley
Garry Gempton
Doug Ramsay
Syd Taylor
Peter Norrie
Robin Le Comte
Peter Walls
Keith McLean

Fly Floor Staff
Jim Mitchell
Don Hurley
Brian Clark
Keith Jones
Keith McLean
Robin Johnson
Ron Smith

Call Stewards
Steven Reay
Sue London

Properties
Sybil Reay
Lorna Duley
Helen Mitchell
Val Husheer
Kathy Singleton
Kathey Harndell
Ann Hicks
Hazel Boyd
Sandra Dixon
Linda Merrall
Rodyn Edwards
Patrica Brown
Phillip Dean
Graeme Thompson
Kevan Broomhead

Make-up
Marie Mlllman
Gwyn Ace
Lynda Urlich
Iris Springer
Glenys Perreaux
Glenys Jenkins
Dawn McCowatt
Barbara Hodgson
Shona Thompson
Karen Thompson
Maureen Brady
Olwyn Walker

Wardrobe
June Kauter (assistant wardrobe mistress)
Barbara Dean
Jean Park
Naomi Merrall
Olwyn Walker
Minnie Bloxham
Carol Heywood
Elaine Thorpe
Iris Mackle

Hairdresser
Lyn Prescott

Front of House Staff
Hastings:
Aub Merrall
Len Willcox
Ray Walker
Bruce Murray
Louise Kyle
Napier:
Ian McLean
Roger McLean
John Calman
Noel Hatton
Wendy Tolhurst
Bruce Wilton
Roy Cook

Ushers and Programme Sellers
Friends and Members of both Societies

Publicity Team
Fred Twyford
Bruce Wilton
Brian Wright
Sybil Reay
Peter Dean
Frank Dew

Programme
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Librarian
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Photographer
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Catering
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Page 1

OLIVER!

Page 2

Acknowledgements

HAMILTON OPERATIC SOCIETY FOR SCENERY

GWYN ACE AND CEDRIC WRIGHT FOR LIGHTING DESIGN

WYCLIFFE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

JAMES WHITE, PHOTOGRAPHER FOR PUBLICITY PHOTOGRAPHS

RAY SINGLE FOR SOUND EQUIPEMENT [EQUIPMENT]

THEATRE COMMITTEE, NAPIER CITY COUNCIL FOR ALTERATIONS TO MUNICIPAL THEATRE

PETER PERREAUX FOR SOUND EQUIPMENT

ALAN GOVAN

OLIVER CHRISTOPHERSON & DIGBY EDGECOMBE PUBLICITY ART WORK

NEVILLE ROGERS LTD., ELECTRICIANS

CHARDS BEAUTY SALON LTD. FOR FAGIN’S WIG

ROTHMANS TOBACCO COMPANY LTD. FOR PUBLICITY

N.Z. FREIGHTERS LTD

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GWYN ACE, MAKE-UP FOR FAGIN

GLENVALE WINES LTD

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ALL THE LITTLE THIEVES, MUMS AND DADS FOR TRANSPORT

MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF BOTH SOCIETIES FOR CATERING

Page 3

The Napier Operatic Society The Hastings Light Opera Company

PRESENT THEIR 1972

TWIN CITY PRODUCTION

LIONEL BARTS OLIVER

August 17th-26th

MUNICIPAL THEATRE – HASTINGS

August 31st- September 9th

MUNICIPAL THEATRE – NAPIER

Page 4

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HAVE YOU TRIED THEM?

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That’s quite a list for any one store – but as Hawke’s Bay’s most progressive departmental store, we do our best to give you all those – plus the confidence of shopping time after time, completely at ease we’ve all the girlish, feminine, female things – everything it takes to make a gal look beautiful and at prices that prove she’s clever too. These high fashion, young fashion, casual fashion, shoes, accessories, millinery,

under fashion and cosmetics there’s manchester and chinaware gift lines, menswear for the fellows to browse in fact, everything for fashion and family needs.

For Shopping Excitement ROACHS The Big Lively Store

IN THE GOLDEN HEART OF HASTINGS

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Page 5

a twin city production

OFFICERS FOR THIS SEASON

Chairman F. TWYFORD

President Hastings R. WALKER

President Napier J. COLLIER

Chairman F. TWYFORD

Secretary E. REAY

Treasurer F. TWYFORD

Committee J. COLLIER, P. DIXON, A. JONES, R. WALKER, B. WILTON, P. WARING, B. BROWNE, P. DEAN, B. PARKER, Mrs. S.E. REAY.

The societies combining to bring ‘OLIVER!’ to the Hastings and Napier audiences have been meeting regularly over the past two year period prior to staging. Each society realised that the mounting costs of bringing new shows before the public, the problems of casting, stage crews, lighting, preformance [performance] periods and other factors must be considered before any sort of union could be achieved. Both societies have a jealously guarded reputation and in spite of parochial pundits who stated, it could never work, here at last is OLIVER! A twin city production of 22 preformances [performances] brought about by the determination of elected members to the joint committee. With a little give and take from both societies, here we have an example of co-operation within the operatic movement which other groups within and outside could well take note of.

Who knows? – If OLIVER! is the success we hope it will be we may one day have one Hawke’s Bay Operatic Society which could be without par elsewhere in New Zealand.

Page 6

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musical director

CECIL FITZWATER

Ces has been associated with both societies as musical director for many years. His love for music however extends over a wider field and he is well known throughout New Zealand particularly in choral and band work. For ‘OLIVER!’ his rehearsal of orchestra, principals and chorus and his conductorship ensure Lionel Barts music loses nothing under the control of his baton. While coaxing the best of them all, his sense of fun is a delight to everone [everyone] who works with him. His dedication to his music assures theatre goers ‘OLIVER!’ will musically be remembered long after the season has finished.

producer

JAMES MORGAN

James is resident producer and runs a theatre workshop for the Napier operatic society. He has also produced for the Hastings light opera company. Although invited to produce elsewhere in New Zealand, he had remained loyal to Hawke’s Bay. A perfectionist in so far as the show is concerned, the greatest demands James makes are on his own ability. His creative production, his insight into action and his wonderful knowledge of theatre, enable him to pass on to the cast the ingredients required for a successful production. Training a cast of 44 including 16 of Fagans little thieves is no mean feat. We hope audiences will find ‘OLIVER!’ a unique and delightful experience in the history of theatre in Hawke’s Bay, if so, the credit will be in no small measure the product of our talented and gifted producer to whom both societies say thank you James Morgan.

pianist

CHRISTINE JULIER

Rehearsal pianist is the person both the producer and musical director must depend upon for the smooth running of rehearsals. Her high standard of musical ability and her interest in ‘OLIVER!’ carry over into the orchestra as pianist For the many long hours she has so willingly given, both societies acknowledge their thanks.

Also to MISS LORNA DULEY who has proved an able assistant to Christine, we also acknowledge her rehearsal work with thanks.

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Producer

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Musical Director

CES FITZWATER

CAST

OLIVER Robert Rogers or Richard Cook

AT THE WORK HOUSE

Mr. Bumble, the Beadle Bob Murray

Mrs. Corney, the Matron Gillian Davies

Old Sally Judy Brereton

AT THE UNDERTAKERS

Mr. Sowerberry, the Undertaker Anthony Bewley

Mrs. Sowerberry, his wife June Keough

Charlotte, their daughter Susan Unsworth

Noah Claypole, their apprentice Brian Overend

AT THE THEIVES’ [THIEVES’] KITCHEN

Fagin Peter Mackie, Ron Hill on Mondays and Fridays

Artful Doger Alan Rench

Nancy Robyn Houston, Jill Tobin on Mondays and Fridays

Bet Jacky Eagle

Bill Sykes Bunny Unsworth

AT THE BROWNLOWS

Mr. Brownlow John Hodges

Dr. Grimwig Eric Reay

Mrs. Bedwin, the Housekeeper Daphne Dixon

STREETCRIERS Marilyn Mollring, June Keough, Deborah Alexander,

Keith Ormerod, Digby Edgecombe

WORKHOUSE ASSISTANTS Mike Kyle, Hugh Sweeney

WORKHOUSE BOYS & FAGINS THIEVES Ian Westbury, David McNight, Wayne McCormick, David Evans, Jon Brazier, Michael Hughes,

Gary Burnett, David Danks, Wayne Thornton, Ivan Coombs or Aaron Cash

Ross Jackson or Tony Sanderson, Wayne Moon or Philip Kyle, Terry Moore or William Wong

VENDORS AND GENTRY Bill Beckett, Doug Cook, Hugh Sweeny,

Mike Kyle, Digby Edgecombe, Keith Ormerod, Anthony Bewley,

Ron Hill, Brian Overend, Jan Geary, Judy Brereton, Lynda Poynter, Susan Muers, Marilyn Mollring, Shirley Kauter, Daphne Dixon, Deborah Alexander, June Keough, Stephanie Norris, Moyra Bewley

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SYNOPSIS OF SCENES

THE PLACE IS LONDON, THE TIME IS ABOUT 1850

ACT 1

SCENE 1 The Workhouse – Early evening

SCENE 2 The Workhouse Parlour – Later (into Street)

SCENE 3 The Undertaker’s

SCENE 4 The Undertaker’s – Next Morning

SCENE 5 Paddington Green – Morning, a week later

SCENE 6 The theives [thieves] kitchen – Later (into the street)

ACT 2

SCENE 1 The “Three Cripples” a public house in Clerkenwell.

The following evening (into the street)

SCENE 2 The Brownlows’ morning room – Two weeks iater

SCENE 3 The theives [thieves] kitchen – (ending in street)

SCENE 4 The workhouse – a few days later (into street)

SCENE 5 The Brownlows’ house – (into street)

SCENE 6 London Bridge – Midnight

MUSICAL NUMBERS

ACT 1

Overture and opening scene

Chorus (with Oliver and boys) “FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD”

Chorus (with Mr. Bumble and Widow Corney) “OLIVER”

Duet (Widow Corney and Mr. Bumble) “I SHALL SCREAM”

Song (Mr. Bumble) “BOY FOR SALE”

Trio (Mr. Sowerberry, Mrs. Sowerberry & Mr. Bumble “THAT’S YOUR FUNERAL”

Song (Oliver) “WHERE IS LOVE”

Song (The Artful Dodger, Oliver and Chorus) “CONSIDER YOURSELF”

Encore (Chorus) “CONSIDER YOURSELF”

Song (Fagin with the boys) “PICK A POCKET OR TWO”

Duet (Nancy and Bet with the boys) “ITS A FINE LIFE”

Ensemble (The Artful Dodger, Nancy, Oliver, Bet, Fagin and the boys) “I’D DO ANYTHING”

Song (Fagin, the Artful Dodger and the boys) “BE BACK SOON”

ACT 2

Song (Nancy and Chorus) “OOM-PAH-PAH”

Song (Bill Sykes) “MY NAME”

Song (Nancy) “AS LONG AS HE NEEDS ME”

Reprise (Mrs. Bedwin) “WHERE IS LOVE”

Ensemble (Oliver, Street Criers & Chorus) “WHO WILL BUY”

Reprise (Nancy, Bill Sykes, Fagin and the Artful Dodger) “IT’S A FINE LIFE”

Song (Fagin) “REVEIWING [REVIEWING] THE SITUATION”

Reprise (Widow Corney and Mr. Bumble) “OLIVER”

Reprise (Nancy) “AS LONG AS HE NEEDS ME”

Reprise (Fagin) “REVEIWING THE SITUATION”

FINALE

ORCHESTRA

CONDUCTOR Ces Fitzwater

PIANIST Christine Julier

VIOLINS Enid Dunn, Anita Rae, Charlie Jukes, Winifred Bickerstaff

CELLO Joan Palmer

BASS Clifford Howell, Leon Speakman

FLUTE Christine Mori

CLARINETS Alan Thorpe, Arthur Buckley

TRUMPETS Phillip Jennings, Alan Laing

TROMBONES Douglas Robinson, Keith Robinson

FRENCH HORN Michael Winter

PERCUSSION Brian Rae

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PETER MACKIE

Fagin

ROBYN HOUSTON

Nancy

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Mr Bumble

GILLIAN DAVIES

Mrs Corney

JUNE KEOUGH ANTHONY BEWLEY

Mr & Mrs Sowerberry

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Bet

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Bill Sykes

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Oliver

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Artful Dodger

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Mr Brownlow

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OLIVER!

PRODUCTION PERSONNEL

ALAN JONES

Stage Mechanist

NADA BROOMHEAD

Wardrobe Mistress

Production

James Morgan

Musical Director

Cecil Fitzwater

Rehearsal Pianists

Christine Julier

Lorna Duley

Stage Manager

John Collier

House Managers

Jack Hannon (Hastings)

Noel Tolhurst (Napier)

Stage Mechanist

Alan Jones

Assistant Stage Managers

Peter DIxon

Barry Parker

Lighting Designers

Gwyn Ace

Cedric Wright

Wardrobe Mistress

Nada Broomhead

Property Master

Ian Reid

Sound Technican [Technician]

Peter Perreaux

Head Flyman

Barrie Browne

Prompt

Audrey London

Light Operators

Peter Dean

Cedric Wright

Tony Smith

Sound Operators

Peter Hill

Peter Eade

Robert Lockyer

Stage Crew

Mike Hyde

Brian Wright

Wayne Anderson

Bill Boyd

Keith Wolffram

Cyril Duley

Garry Gempton

Doug Ramsay

Syd Taylor

Peter Norrie

Robin Le Comte

Peter Walls

Keith McLean

Fly Floor Staff

Jim Mitchell

Don Hurley

Brian Clark

Keith Jones

Keith McLean

Robin Johnson

Ron Smith

Call Stewards

Steven Reay

Sue London

Properties

Sybil Reay

Lorna Duley

Helen Mitchell

Val Husheer

Kathy Singleton

Kathey Harndell

Ann Hicks

Hazel Boyd

Sandra Dixon

Linda Merrall

Rodyn Edwards

Patrica Brown

Phillip Dean

Graeme Thompson

Kevan Broomhead

Make-up

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Gwyn Ace

Lynda Urlich

Iris Springer

Glenys Perreaux

Glenys Jenkins

Dawn McCowatt

Barbara Hodgson

Shona Thompson

Karen Thompson

Maureen Brady

Olwyn Walker

Wardrobe

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Barbara Dean

Jean Park

Naomi Merrall

Olwyn Walker

Minnie Bloxham

Carol Heywood

Elaine Thorpe

Iris Mackle

Hairdresser

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Front of House Staff

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Louise Kyle

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