Oliver – December 2018

Oliver Logo Final

For our Christmas 2018 show, the Lynden Players were thrilled to stage Lionel Bart’s musical masterpiece, Oliver!. The show was directed by Jeannie Willis, with choreography by Jo Mills, Musical Direction by Shanna Wells and Conducted by Miranda Walton. We received incredible feedback from audiences and loved every minute of staging this show – thanks so much if you came to support us!

Oliver! is based on Charles Dickens’ famous novel, Oliver Twist. The show is full of drama and comedy set to Lionel Bart’s famous musical score. Who can’t help but sing along to “Consider Yourself” and “Who Will Buy”?

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The cast for Oliver! was as follows:

Oliver: Lois Frewin
Artful Dodger: Zara Walton
Fagin: Dave Smith
Nancy: Shanna Wells
Bet: Katy Roberts
Bill Sykes: Paul Baker
Mr Bumble: David Hornsby
Window Corney: Kim Nicholls
Pauper Assistants: Thalia Gray and Hannah Mitchell
Mr Sowerberry: Miles Doughty
Mrs Sowerberry: Jacqui Pugh
Noah Claypole: Ethan Bryan
Charlotte: Hannah Mitchell
Charley Bates: Maisy Jones
Mr Brownlow: Keith Fraser
Mrs Bedwin: Mags Durham
Chairman: Liam Jewison
Rose Seller: Jemma-Louise Smith
Strawberry Seller: Jo Bailey
Milkmaid: Abigail Woodward
Long Song Seller: Jo Bailey
Knife Grinder: Miles Doughty
Dr Grimwig: Johnny Lynn
Boy: Leo Bellamy
Old Sally: Brenda Jones
Old Woman: Audrey Oliver
Hussar: Johnny Lynn
Night Watchman: Miles Doughty/David Hornsby

Workhouse Boys and Thieves were played by Leo Bellamy, Ben Bailey, Grace Lilley, Grace Ratcliffe, Maddie Prewer, Mimi Guiness, Kiya Tustain, Andie Jones, Holly Hall, Caitlin Gold, Grace Bellamy, Niamh Byrne, Alex Bailey, Thalia Gray, Hannah Mitchell, Sophia Filby, Beatrice Smith.

Music, Lyrics and Book by Lionel Bart.
Produced for the Broadway stage by David Merrick and Donald Albery.
By arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals limited of New York.