Produced by Ann Mattey
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- Oliver Twist - David Mattey
- Fagin - John Harris
- The Artful Dodger - Geoffrey Keep
- Bill Sykes - Malcolm Saunders
- Nancy - Ann Mattey
- Bet - Vivienne Miles
- Mr Bumble the Beadle - Michael Mawby
- Mrs Corney - Pam Lyne
- Mr Brownlow - Bernie Bullbrook
- Mr Sowerberry - Dennis Packham
- Mrs Sowerberry - Christine Wilson
- Charlotte - Tracey Smith
- Noah Claypole - Paul Tehan
- Doctor Grimwig - Charles Cheetham
- Mrs Bedwin - Doreen Pearce
- Workhouse Children & Fagin's Gang - Tracey Lloyd, Ian Taitt, Tracey Smith, Jayne Mattey, Claire Palmer, David Livingstone, Ruth Daniels, Stella Smith & Francis Pearse
- Ladies & Gentlemen - Jackie Wilson, Leslie Wilde, Brenda Sheppard, Lynn Jenner, Alexia Hill, Howard James, Don North & Lawrie Kenton
- Musical Director Michael Hayes
- Piano - Jan Pringle
- Violin - Tim March
- Viola - Hazel Edwards
- Flute/Piccolo - Siobhan Cosgrove
- Clarinet - Olwen Paulette
- Trumpet - Peter Lewin
- Percussion - Penny Geach
- Percussion - Michael Turtle
- Choreography - Doreen Pearce & Lawrie Kenton
- Stage Manager - John Kennedy
- Assistant Stage Managers - Michael Mattey, Cheryl Webb, Cecily Turner, Jenny Turner, John Kidd, Gordon Scott, Glen Vaal & Cheryl Murphy
- Lighting Design - Raymond Nelson
- Lighting Operator - Tony Wilson
- Set Design - Bernie Bullbrook
- Set Construction - Don North, Pauline Richmond, Leslie Wilde, Geoffrey Keep & Chris Hammond
- P.A. - Leslie Wilde
- Wardrobe - Sue Withers, Gwen Miles & Hilda Coulden
- F.O.H. Manager - Helen Boutall
- Box Office Manager - Frank Howcutt
Please Sir Can I Have Some More?
The idea of staging a full-length musical at the South London Theatre provokes the same sort of astonishment as Dr Johnson on hearing a woman preach. "It is not done well," remarked the great man, "but you are surprised to find it done at all."
Such strictures have to be modified in the light of what producer Ann Mattey and her team have actually tried to achieve, which is to present a kind of chamber version of Lionel Bart's "Oliver!" rather than the real thing.
On that basis it works surprisingly well in parts and quite brilliantly in the case of Ann Mattey herself, whose force of personality and power of projection combine to create a vividly sensual Nancy. Her son, David, a sweet-natured Oliver Twist whose voice has just broken, is happy enough to leave her the chores of singing "Where is Love?", which she does in a manner to suggest it might have been written for Nancy instead of Oliver himself........
Donald Madgwick, The Croydon Advertiser 10/07/1975
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