The Music
11 - 22 November 2008

Director and choreographer: Ray Jeffery
Musical director: Neil Streeter

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

With wonderful songs, from the glorious ‘Seventy-Six Trombones’ to the romantic ‘Till There Was You’, The Music Man is one of the funniest and most heart-warming Broadway musicals ever written, capturing all the innocent charm of a bygone America.

The time - July 4th 1912. The place - River City, Iowa.  Enter charismatic conman “Professor” Harold Hill.  He convinces the citizens that the best way to deal with trouble-making youths is to recruit them into a boys’ band – and their parents are only too happy to hand over the money for uniforms and instruments.

It’s a scam that’s worked in many places before.  But when Harold falls in love with local librarian Marion Paroo and wins the trust of the town’s children, his scheme unravels and he must face the consequences of his fraud...

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


PRESS Reviews

"Cheer yourself up in these troubled times with a visit to this energetic production."

The Basingstoke Gazette - Read full review

"The cast were full of energy and in fine voice, giving us good bouncy entertainment."

Newbury Weekly News - Read full review

"Those 76 trombones were still with me a week after I’d seen the show."

The Basingstoke Observer - Read full review

Production Photos


Train Conductor
Luke Ruffell

Travelling Salesmen
Bryn Hughes,
George Tinsley,
Rob King,
Rob Wilson,
David Scanlan

Charlie Cowell
Gerry Frawley

Harold Hill
Martin Webb

Mayor Shinn
Len Annakin

Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn
Nikki Taylor

Zaneeta Shinn
Clare Ryan

Gracie Shinn
Zoe Blackall,
Alice Marshall

Ewart Dunlop
Bryn Hughes

Maud Dunlop
Abigail Parsons

Lydia Moyniham,
Harriet Brannam

Jacet Squires
Robert Isaac

Mrs. Aquires
Rachel Glover

Ethel Toffelmeir
Judith Ifould

Olin Brett
Rob Wilsone

Katy Wilson

Constable Locke
Anthony Bevan

Matthew & Marilla
Colin Webb &
Minna Bedford

Harry Hall,
Stephen Webb

Mr. Benjamin
Steve Brannam

Myra Ward

Katie Eames,
Eloise Mavronicholas

Miss. Grubb
Sue Harris

Luther Greiner
Rob King

Josie Greiner
Olivia Taylor

Tommy Djilas
Nick Brannam

Mrs Paroo
Liz Ilett

Marian Paroo
Kirsty Kingham

Winthrop Paroo
James Taylor,
James Compton

Marcelus Washburn
Ian "Spud" Smith

Oliver Hix
George Tinsley

Di Annakin

Henrietta Perkins
Molly Charles

Jont. White
Luke Ruffell

Stacey White
Sarah Jeffery

Celine Williams,
Morgan Amy Sadler

Izzie Stevens,
Alyssia Kershaw

Joe Humberstone

Charlotte Barnes

Jim Kendall
Jack Juniper

Mary Jane
Alessandra Harrison

Zoe Morris,
Emily Marshall

Richard Bond

Millie McCauley
Alexandria Avery

Rachel Stubbins

Myfanwy Wood

Creative team

Director and Choreographer
Ray Jeffery

Musical Director
Neil Streeter

Assistants to the Director
Di Annakin and Liz Ilett

Production Manager
Simon Waller

Stage Manager
Nick Horsey

Stage Crew
Peter Brenchley, Dave Chadwick, Jo Dell,
Graeme Duncanson, Matt Green, libby Stockel, Tony Ward, Stephen Westwood

Lighting Design
Richard Walker-Glen, Telus

Additional Lighting Hire
Viking Stage Lighting

Sound Design and Hire
Daniel Paine - Spinaudio

Scenery Hire
Stage Productions, London - Designed by
Ray Jeffery

Props Coordinator
Hazel Pearce

Props Team
Barrie Cheeseman, Julia Cheeseman, Liz Flaherty, Tracey Gonzato, Louise Waller

Additional Props
Chelmsford Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society

Wardrobe Coordinator
Di Annakin

Homburgs, Chelmsford Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society and BATS Wardrobe

Additional Costumes
Siobhan Chapman and Judith Ifould

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

Members of BATS

Marketing and Sales Officer
Bryn Hughes

Marketing and Sales Team
David Allard, Sue Harris and Clare Ryan

Show Photographs
David Chadwick and Sue Harris

Programme Creation
Bryn Hughes

Licensing information

Book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson. Based on a story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey.
Presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York.

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