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Oliver!

 

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Oliver!

Dates: 13/04/2012 - 21/04/2012

Location: Regal Theatre

Lionel Bart's
OLIVER!

Presented by Performing Arts Association
The Chairty for Youth and Persons with Disability

Fagin Michael Loney
Nancy Courtney Pitman
Betsy Amy McMahon
Mr Brownlow Colin Hughes
Mrs Bedwin Natalie Fulcher
Dr Brimwig Neil Munyard
Mr Bumble John Taylor
Wodow Corney Chandon Haslam
Mr Sowerberry Martyn Churcher
Mrs Sowerberry Rachel Monamy
Charlotte Sowerberry Charlotte Glance
Old Sal Val Witton
Old Annie Magda Acklin
Bill Sikes David Gregory
Oliver Lachlan Greig & James Tunstead
Dodger Rachel Gower & Sam Tye
Charley Bates Laurence Westrip & Robert McTaggart
   
Director/Designer John Senczuk
Musical Director Ian Westrip
Choreographer Claire Nichols
Lighting Design Aaron Stirk
Sound Design David Keys
Costumier Penny Mazzucchelli
   

 

Children: Charlie Ramsay, Bruce Patmore, Cailin McPherson, Lockie Wilson, Max Blythe, Dylan Maxwell, Oliver Freyne, Oliver Scott-Morey, Connor Jennings, George Watts, Adam di Tullio, Euan MacMillan, Matthew Whiteford, Daniel MacMillan, Matilda Rakich, Grace Wholley, Julia Mackenzie, Sarah Munsie, Stella Scott-Morey, Beth Redwood, Lizzie Kay, Aimee Ryan, Paris Ceglinski, Chelsea Lawrence, Melody Jelfs, Tiam Ahmad-Panah, Aimee Munyard, Aimee Uren, Maroeska Mandl
Ladies Ensemble: Kate Oliver, Elsie Gamgemi, Claire McGlew, Emma Ashton, Bagrielle Marchant, Sarah Rodier, Alison Keay, Lena Inkson, Natalie Fulcher, Monica McTAggart
Gents Ensemble: Thomas Owen, Jason Rampton, Tom Hutton, Michael Becker, Cal Siberstein, Selwyn Miles, Andrew McTaggart, Neville Cridge
 

Reviews
When it comes to the big musicals, we've got to pick a pocket or two in this town. So it is with this locally produced pro-am (largely am) production of Lionel Bart's Oliver! at the Regal.
For all its shortcomings and anachronisms, it's in many ways more satisfying than the Vegas-style hotel auditorium productions (Wicked, Mary Poppins) that trundle through Burswood, and way better than nothing.
For this, much credit is due to director and designer John Senczuk, who has a happy knack of drawing the best from enthusiastic performers and the ability to make a shoestring design work to surprising effect. In fact, the whole show is technically impressive, well lit (by Aaron Stirk) and dressed (by Penny Mazzucchelli and Kristy Armstrong), and David Keys's sound for both Ian Westrip's orchestra and the cast is precise and clear throughout.
This gives the large company – all of 47, including many very young performers – every chance to deliver, and, by and large, they make a good fist of it. They are much assisted by the club pro, Michael Loney, who does a warm-hearted, funny turn as Fagin. ... it's a great opportunity for lots of people to try their hand at a big musical, and lots of others to see one in Perth, and for that rare treat we should be grateful.
       David Zampatti, The West Australian