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
Alex Gonzato / Jordan Maney
The Artful Dodger
Ian "Spud" Smith
Mr. Bumble - The Beadle
Gary J. Myers
First Bow Street Runner
Second Bow Street Runner
Long Song Seller
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
Director and Choreographer
Assistants to the Director
Di Annakin, Richard Cox, Liz Walsh
Lighting and Sound
Viking Stage Lighting
Follow Spot Operator
Scenery Supplied by
Proscenium Ltd, Rochdale
Assistant Wardrobe Mistress
Costume Workshop Ltd (Isle of Wight)
"Big Wigs" trading at Edward James Cutting Rooms, Basingstoke
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
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.