11 - 15 May 2004

Director and choreographer: Martyn Knight
Musical director: Trevor Defferd

The Anvil, Basingstoke
Evenings: 7:30 pm, Saturday matinees: 3:00 pm

BATS return to The Anvil with Lionel Bart's family favourite 'Oliver!' Based on the novel by Charles Dickens, this timeless musical plots the misfortunes and rags-to-riches story of the young orphan Oliver on the seedy streets of Victorian London.

Oliver's ordeal begins when he dares to ask for more food at the workhouse, but instead of getting more watery gruel Mr. Bumble, the owner of the workhouse, sells him on the cold and snowy streets. Oliver soon finds his way to London and into the company of a band of juvenile pickpockets, under the dishonest guidance of Fagin, but is eventually rescued from a life of crime by the kind and wealthy Mr. Brownlow, who also turns out to be Oliver's grandfather!

The show boasts a 30-strong team of boys from schools in the local area and the ever-popular musical score will undoubtedly get you singing along to 'Food, Glorious Food', 'Consider Yourself', 'Oom-Pah-Pah' or 'I'll Do Anything for You'.

Box office tel: 01256 844244
Group bookings tel: 01256 366935


Production Photos


Oliver Twist
Alex Gonzato / Jordan Maney

Jim Welling

The Artful Dodger
Jack Juniper

Tracey Gonzato

Bill Sykes
Ian "Spud" Smith


Mr. Bumble - The Beadle
Gary J. Myers

Widow Corney
Lesley German

Mr. Sowerberry
Anthony Mitchell

Mrs. Sowerberry
Dawn Wylile

Mr. Brownlow
Colin Flaherty

Mrs. Bedwin
Vanessa Deer

Noah Claypole
Tom Langley

Trudi Bevan

Katy German

Charlie Bates
Ryan Messer

Old Sally
Myra Ward

Jean Leadbeatter

Dr. Grimwig
Gerry Frawley

Joseph Cox

First Woman
Melanie Such

Second Woman
Abigail Parsons

Colin Webb

First Bow Street Runner
Keith Shergold

Second Bow Street Runner
Pete Chandler

First Man
Steve Jeffery

Second Man
Robert Wilson

Third Man
Richard Cox

Colin Webb

Rose Seller
Rachel Glover

Holly Reedman

Long Song Seller
Robert Wilson

Knife Grinder
Pete Chandler

Strawberry Seller
Theresa Lunn

Male and Femal Chorus - Street vendors, criers, crowd: Anthony Bevan, David Chadwick, Paul Kelly, Jenna Augustus, Carly Athawes, Charlotte Barnes, Lauren Blaxill, Rosalind Dutton, Lucy Errington, Siobhan FitzPatrick, Elizabeth Flaherty, Sarah Jeffery, Clare Johnson, Sally Manning, Verity Marsh, Libby Ruskell, Clare Ryan, Jess Such, Kiera West, Ghislaine Williams

Fagin's Gang and Workhouse Children: Reece Adlam, Stephanie Bale, Nick Brannam, Joe Cox, Chris Dickson, Matt Gallein, Ben Grabham, Kyle Hawkins, Henry Heard, Joe Humberstone, Wade Lewis, Ryan Messer, Bethany Mitchell, David Montgomery, Joseph Pike, Becky Reid, George Sarnicki, Jake Stevens, Chloe Such, Ben Summers, Travis Sumner, William Sylvester, Lydia Thomson, Jade Threlfall, Darren Togwell, Jenna Windsor

Creative team

Director and Choreographer
Ray Jeffery

Musical Director
Trevor Defferd

Assistants to the Director
Di Annakin, Richard Cox, Liz Walsh

Dance Captain
Libby Ruskell

Production Manager
Simon Waller

Stage Manager
Dave Golding

Lighting and Sound
Viking Stage Lighting

Follow Spot Operator
Sam Reynolds

Scenery Supplied by
Proscenium Ltd, Rochdale

Props Coordinator
Justine Dunn

Wardrobe Mistress
Siobhan FitzPatrick

Assistant Wardrobe Mistress
Abigail Parsons

Costume Workshop Ltd (Isle of Wight)

"Big Wigs" trading at Edward James Cutting Rooms, Basingstoke

Make-up Mistress
Judith Farr

Liz Roshier, Keith Reynolds

Rehearsal Chaperones for Children
Elizabeth Flaherty, Ian "Spud" Smith, Libby Ruskell, Robert Wilson

Show Performance Chaperones for Children
Shirley Ducker, Annabel Errington, Terri Montgomery, Julie Sylvester, Liz Walsh

Marketing and PR Officer
Bryn Hughes

Programme Photographs
Dave Webb

Show Photographs
Jan Brayley

Programme Creation
Bryn Hughes

Licensing information

Music, Lyrics and Book by Lionel Bart.
Produced for the Braodway Stage by David Merrick and David Albery.
Presented by arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Limited of New York.

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