Full casting confirmed for Oliver!

Full casting confirmed for Oliver!

Full casting confirmed for Lionel Bart's Oliver!, which opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 14 Jan 2009, following previews from 12 Dec 2008 - booking to 26 Sep 2009

Joining previously mentioned Rowan Atkinson (Fagin), Winner of BBC reality show 'I’d Do Anything' Jodie Prenger (Nancy), Burn Gorman (Bill Sikes), Rosemary Leech (Mrs Bedwin) and Julian Bleach ( Mr Sowerberry) is Australian star of the 2002 Australian production of “Oliver! Tamsin Carroll as the alternate ‘Nancy’ (on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, the two performances Jodie is not scheduled to play).

The rest of the casting, includes Julius D’Silva (Mr. Bumble), Wendy Ferguson (Widow Corney), Julian Glover (Mr Brownlow), Louise Gold (Mrs Sowerberry).

The role of ‘Oliver’ will be shared by the winners of BBC TV’s “I’d Do Anything”, Lawrence Jeffcoate, Gwion Wyn Jones, Harry Stott, and the ‘Artful Dodger’s will be Eric Dibb Fuller, Robert Madge, Ross McCormack.

Another finalist from “I’d Do Anything”, Sarah Lark, will also join the company as one of the street sellers in Who Will Buy, and will understudy ‘Nancy’.

The cast will also feature Chris Bennett, Jay Bryce, Philip Catchpole, Matthew Clark, Mary Cormack, Hadrian Delacey, Alison Dormer, Tom Edden, Cara Elston, Susan Fay, Jenny Fitzpatrick, Lyndsey Gardiner, Ian Jervis, Robert Kershaw, Tim Laurenti, Rebecca Louis, Claire Rickard, David Roberts, Oliver Roll, Myra Sands, Charlotte Spencer, Spencer Stafford, Hollie Taylor, Lynne Wilmot.

It is directed by Rupert Goold & Matthew Bourne, designed by Anthony Ward, lighting by Paule Constable , choreography by Matthew Bourne, sound by Paul Groothuis, Orchestrations by William D Brohn and musical supervision by Martin Koch. Produced by Cameron Mackintosh in association with the Southbrook Group Limited.

Songs including Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, You've Got to Pick-a-Pocket or Two, I'd Do Anything, Oom Pah Pah, As Long As He Needs Me and many more.

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