2017 May Oliver!

OLIVER!

May 12-27, 2017

Book, Music & Lyrics by

Lionel Bart

By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty. Ltd, exclusive representative of Cameron Mackintosh and the Southbrook Group

 

Oliver!

In bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart’s “Oliver!” takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England.  Left in a Workhouse, the orphaned Oliver is under the influence of Widow Corney and the pompous Mr Bumble who sells him to Mr Sowerberry, the local undertaker.  Not happy, Oliver Twist runs away and heads for London where he enters an underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and – most importantly – for love.  When Oliver is picked up on the street by a boy named the Artful Dodger, he is welcomed into a gang of child pickpockets led by the conniving, but charismatic, Fagin.  When Oliver is falsely accused of a theft he didn’t commit, he is rescued by Mr Brownlow, a kind and wealthy gentleman, much to the dismay of Fagin’s violent sidekick, Bill Sykes. Caught in the middle is the warm-hearted Nancy, who is trapped under Bill’s thumb, but desperate to help Oliver, with tragic results.

This is a show that has lasted the test of time and is as popular now as it was when it was first performed.  Key to its success is the songs of Lionel Bart – great numbers such as “As Long As He Needs Me”, “Consider Yourself”, “Who Will Buy”, “Food, Glorious Food”, “Boy For Sale”, Where is Love” and “Pick a Pocket or Two“ are well known to lovers of musicals and, over the years, have been sung by so many great performers.  Definitely a show not to be missed!

 

Cast:
Oliver TwistDylan Freeman
Elliot Sullivan
Artful DodgerToby Rowe
Isaak Koorey
FaginEddie Bruce
NancySarah Aylen
Bill SykesBen Freeman
Mr BumbleBen Sullivan
Widow CorneyTherese Bean
Mr SowerberrySteve Rowe
Mrs SowerberryMelissa Reeve
Charlotte SowerberryMia Rowe
Noah ClaypoleDaniel Reeve
BetNatacha Sutton
Mr BrownlowBen Wilson-Hill
Mrs BedwinJacky Foley
Dr GrimwigPhilippe LeCompte
Old SallyHelen Bell
Pub OwnerLiam Dailly
EnsembleJosh Brown
Sue Andrews
Lachlan Smith
Emily Daniel
Christine Wilson
Sarah Freeman
Cathlyn-Rose McKellar
Rebecca Dare
Liz Henderson-Leong
Fagin’s GangKeesha Nawotka
Fagin’s Gang/WorkhouseSaxon Koorey
Brooke Lang
Flynn Koorey
Zoe Lange
Chase Koorey
Jimmy Chapman
Melia Bloch
Grace Fisher
Emelia Ward
Olivet Watkins
Pearl Smith
Ruby Smith
Samuel Fedele
James Reeve
Isabella Jones-Gentle
Production Team:
DirectorJulian Floriano
Musical DirectorHugh Humphreys
ChoreographerChrissy O’Neill
Assistant DirectorLaura Murdocca
Assistant Musical DirectorStephanie Quaglia
Dance CaptainMillie Reid-Alvarez
Graphic DesignScott Osborne
CostumesJudy Clarke
Julie Scargill
Lighting and SoundJohn Nawotka
Jayden Nawotka
Ashleigh Clarke
PromptKaren Smyth
Stage ManagerHelen Wilson-Hill
Assistant Stage ManagerMitchell Hawkins
Set DesignEddie Bruce
Set ConstructionCast, Family and Friends of DMS
Scenic ArtistsChrissy O’Neill, Kate Gandy, Cast and Friends of DMS
PropertiesLaura Murdocca and Julian Floriano
Front of HouseFriends of DMS
ProgrammeKaren Smyth and Eddie Bruce
MarketingJulian Floriano
PublicityJulie Bruce and Karen Smyth
SponsorshipJulie Bruce and Friends of DMS
PhotographyTim Scargill and Barry Clarke
DMS Band:
FluteKate Gandy
Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, SaxophoneGemma Rolf
DrumsNicole Gandy
ReedsCamilla Bellstedt
PianistGrace Kim