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Hard Times (Original London Cast - EP)


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Book, music and lyrics by Christopher Tookey and Hugh Thomas. From the novel by Charles Dickens

Theatre Royal, Haymarket - Opened 6 June, 2000. Closed 4 August, 2000

Dickens' critique of the brutal realities of Victorian industrial capitalism is presented as a circus, based on the appearance in the novel of Samuel Sleary's travelling circus, the performers in which act out the story of Hard Times.

Mr Charles Dickens - Brian Blessed
Miss Amelia Fidget - Susan Jane Tanner
P C Ned Horrocks - Russell Wilcox
Mr Bartholomew Bentley - Philip Cox
Mr Samuel Sleary - Roy Hudd
Mr E W B Childers - Peter Blake
Mr Marmaduke Manley - Malcolm Rennie
Mrs Sleary - Ann Emery
Miss Sally Sleary - Jan Graveson
Miss Josephine Sleary - Helen Anker
Master Sammy Sleary - Matt Rawle
Miss Emma Gordon - Alicia Davies
Mr Billy Brighton - Matthew Storey
Mr Ted Vol Becque - Tim Laurenti
Mr Fred Vol Becque - Steve Fortune
Whimsical Walker - Ray C Davis
Signor Felix Revolt! - Philip Cox
Mr Toby Lilo - Leon Webster
Miss Agnes Hengler - Lucy Harris
Miss Horne Transfeld - Lesley-Anne Johnson
Lero the Great - Jamie Read
Mr Alonzo Vol Becque - John Stacey
Miss Pauline Violante - Rachel Spry
Miss Lily Forepaugh - Rebecca Ryan
Zazel - Delia Du Sol

Director: Christopher Tookey
Decor: Gemma Fripp
Lighting: Zerina Hughes
Sound: Scott Myers
Choreography: Craig Revel Horwood
Orchestration: Mark Warman
Musical Director James Burton
Assistant director Graham Gill

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