Cody Musical Theatre Company

23rd-27th September 2014

Have you ever known a girl who wanted something so badly, that she tried too hard to get it? Meet Charity, the girl who wants to be loved so much, that she has lost sight of who she is.

Charity sings, dances, laughs and cries her way through romances with the “animal magnetism” hero, the “ultra-chic continental” hero, and the “impossible-to believe-but-he’s-better than nothing” type hero. Her world is the all too real world of Times Square, and the people who pass through her world are as deceptively charming a group as ever swept across any stage. From her cynical, hard-core trio of girlfriends at the dance hall, to the phony evangelist, the Coney Island “fun people”, the Central Park “strollers” and the YMHA “self-improvers,” every character is interesting.

This is a bright and sophisticated show in every sense. Cy Coleman has captured the rhythms and sounds, and Dorothy Fields the vernacular and fun of New York. It’s a comedy in every sense of the word. Neil Simon has a particular talent for looking at the truly amusing side of life. It’s a dancing show too, with great opportunity for use of dramatic movement. Wonderful musical numbers include Big Spender, If My Friends Could See Me Now, Too Many Tomorrows, There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This, I’m a Brass Band and Baby, Dream Your Dream.

Production Team

Creative Team

DirectorJune Thomas
Assistant DirectorGary Oxenham
Musical DirectorDerek Canfield
ChoreographersJoyce Atlee & April Timpson
Production ManagerSophie Fryer
Stage ManagerMike Davall
Assistant Stage ManagersRobert Phillips & Andy Piercy
Lighting DirectorMelvyn Fryer (Prism)
Lighting DesignerStuart Armes
Lighting AssistantsNicole Timpson, Sam Fisher, Jessica Eade
Sound ManagerIan Sutton (Omega Productions)
PromptCarrie Canfield
Stage Crew & Get-In WeekendStephanie Appleyard, Chris Armes, Edward Armes ,Clive Bolton, Sandra Bolton, Graham Davidson, Andy Harding, Tina Hawkins, Vanessa Higgins, Steve Howard, Kevin Long, Eric Mcloughlin, Jim Prescott, Martin Sampson, Darren White
Box Office ManagersRon Walker & Jenni Galliford
Rehearsal PianistDerek Canfield
Assistant Musical DirectorPaul Tickner
Front of House ManagerMartha Grawford
Front of House HelpersDavid Main, Sheila Main, Shirley Tickner, Louise Mileham, Carrie Canfield, Joyce Atlee, David Timpson, Giga Phillips,
Tracey Crawford, Lindsay Wickes, Sue Sampson, Martin Sampson, Mile Williams, Peter Taylor, Graham Hix, Chrissie White, Helen Price, Mike Lehman, Geoff Morris, Christopher Boorman, Helen Dayson,
Aileen Pepper
Make-up ManagerVictoria Taylor
Make-up TeamDiane Bedford, Alison Bedford, Kimberley Nichols, Jenni Brunton
Costume ManagerHaydn Thomas
Costume HireSue’s Costumes
SeamstressKaren Grover
PropertiesSandra Bolton, Lynda Taylor
PhotographsGeorge Riddle
Publicity ManagerLaura Cross
Publicity TeamLisa Fletcher, Tim Canfield, Richard Young
WebsiteTim Canfield
ArtworkTim Canfield
ProgrammeLaura Cross, Tatum Le Patourel
SceneryScenery Hire Ltd, Newport, South Wales
Publicity BannersPrint Android
Programme PrintingSatzuma Business Development
Handbill PrintingSatzuma Business Development
Rehearsal Tea LadiesMartha Crawford
The Orchestra
Piccolo, Flute, Alto Flute, Clarinet, Alto SaxAlison Hoyland
Piccolo, Flute, Alto Flute, Clarinet, Alto SaxZoe Phillips
Clarinet, Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Baritone SaxPaul Summers
Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Tenor SaxMartyn Hayward
Trumpet and FlugelLawrence Warburton
Trumpet and Flugel
Mark Atkins
Paul Harris
TrombonePaul Goodwin
TrombonePaul Dodge
KeyboardTim Cumper
GuitarsPaul Tickner
PercussionDerek Vickers


Cast List

Charity Hope ValentineSiân Tickner
Oscar LindquistRob Tickner
NickieLisa Fletcher
HeleneKelly Gates
HermanRon Walker
Vittorio VidalGary Oxenham
Ursula MarchDanni Stembridge
Daddy BrubeckTim Canfield
RosieCat Long
HostessesLaura Cross, Lucy Paynter, Deborah Oxenham, Samantha Bottle, Sue Canfield
Female ChorusAmanda Buchan, Katie Lamb, Laura Thomas, Lisa Nicholson
Male ChorusArie Van Nieuwenhuijzen, Darren White, Graham Davidson, Haydn Thomas, Kevin Long, Mike Davall, Robert Phillips, Steve Howard, Tony Doherty
DogMaisie Taylor
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