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Oliver! Star Announced
Fri 13 May 2011
IN ASSOCIATION WITH SOUTHBROOK GROUP LIMITED
AND STAGE ENTERTAINMENT UK
A NATIONAL TOUR OF CAMERON MACKINTOSH’S
NEW PRODUCTION OF LIONEL BART’S SMASH HIT MUSICAL
AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE FROM 1 – 26 MAY 2012
BRIAN CONLEY TO STAR AS FAGIN
TICKETS ON SALE NOW CLICK HERE TO BUY
Cameron Mackintosh, in association with Southbrook Group Limited and Stage Entertainment UK, are delighted to announce a national tour of Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Lionel Bart’s smash hit musical OLIVER!, at The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton from 1 – 26 May 2012, starring Brian Conley as ‘Fagin’.
BRIAN CONLEY is one of the UK’s most versatile actors and performers. His West End stage credits include ‘Edna Turnblad’ in “Hairspray” at the Shaftesbury Theatre, ‘Caractacus Potts’ in “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” at the London Palladium, as well as originating the role of ‘Al Jolson’ in “Jolson” at the Victoria Palace for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical. On television, he is probably best known for playing ‘Doug Digby’ in “The Grimleys”, his ITV1 show “The Brian Conley Show”, his hugely successful “An Audience with Brian Conley” and numerous Royal Variety Performances.
Further casting will be announced soon.
Cameron Mackintosh said “It is 46 years since I appeared in the first national tour of Oliver! and this show has been close to my heart ever since. Little did I know then that I would one day be this brilliant musicals producer and co-owner. Every time I produce the show Lionel Bart’s marvellous musical becomes a smash hit all over again, so I’m thrilled to bring you yet another spectacular new version starring
Bill Taylor, CEO of Stage Entertainment UK said “Everybody here at Stage Entertainment is delighted to be working with Cameron and his team on this beloved show. Both companies have a great history of bringing West End productions to theatres across the UK and to be doing it together on Oliver! is hugely exciting. Audiences are in for a spectacular show”.
The sensational score of OLIVER! is full of Lionel Bart’s irresistible songs including Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, You’ve Got to Pick-a-Pocket or Two, I’d Do Anything, Oom Pah Pah and As Long As He Needs Me.
OLIVER! recently completed a two year run at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London where it opened to rave reviews, sell-out business and the biggest advance sales of all time for a West End show. Last year, OLIVER! celebrated its 50th birthday, having premiered in the West End in 1960.
Tickets for Oliver! (1 - 26 May 2012) are on sale from The Mayflower Box Office tel: 02380 711811, online at mayflower.org.uk or in person from the Mayflower ticket south shop in The Marlands, Southampton. Ovation Restaurant bookings 02380 711833.