New Plymouth Operatic Society, Oliver

Production date
17 May 1971
Part of the Children's chorus wearing costumes for 'Oliver'. Identified are the boy standing at the back, with hands hooked into pockets, as Michael Brotherson. The boy leaning forward in front of the pillar is Tim Fowles. We are not entirely certain of the order in which they appear, but have been provided with their identities in the official 1971 programme as follows: Peter Mellow, Michael Brotherson, Bruce Mollar, Simon Speedy, Nicholas Speedy, Howard Wiley, Martin Watson, Richard Walker, Wayne Williamson, Craig Williamson, Mark Williamson, Peter Jones, Tim Fowles, Graeme Sturmey, Darryl Sarten, Geoffrey Parkes, Stephen Watson, John Hollewand, Peter Tubby, Barry Walden, Adrian Berentson, Rohan Meuli, Jon Mells David Wells and Paul Adams. Some of these mentioned would have been casted as boys in Dickens' Orphanage.
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17 May 1971
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'Swainson/Woods Collection, Puke Ariki and District Libraries'
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Boy standing at the back with hands hooked into pockets is Michael Brotherson. Boy leaning forward in front of the pillar is Tim Fowles.

- shelley davenport posted 5 years ago.

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