Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Touring Production)
Louise Gold featured, as Rachel (one of Jacobís wives), among the adoring maidens and Slave Girls, and Pontipharís wife, on tour, in 1976
Listed In The Programme
Narrator - Adrian Rondeau
Pharoah/ Jacob - Damon Hardy
†††† Leah - Elaine Gibbs
†††† Rachel - Louise Gold
†††† Zilpah - Caro Gurney
†††† Bilhah - June Chadwick
†††† Reuben - Rodney Madden
†††† Simeon - Phillip Suart
†††† Cad - Eden Phillips
†††† Judah -
†††† Dan - David Creedon
†††† Napthali - Thom Booker
†††† Isachar - Kenn Oldfield
†††† Asher - Peter Walmsley
†††† Zebulin - John Cogan
†††† Benjamin - Mark Jefferis
†††† Levi - Fred Warder
Adoring Maidens and Slave Girls - Elaine Gibbs, Louise Gold, Caro Gurney, and, June Chadwick
Other parts played by the Company
Uncredited In Programm
Potiphar - Kenn Oldfield
Potipharís Wife† - Louise Gold
Presented By - Donald Bodley for Scotia Theatrical Ltd by arrangement with Robert Stigwood Organisation and David Land
Music by - Andrew Lloyd-Webber
Lyrics by - Tim Rice
Copyright in this play owned by Novello
& Company Ltd,
First performed by The Young Vic Company at The Edinburgh Festival in 1971, with Joan Heal as Potipharís wife.
Directed by - Donald Bodley
Choreographer - Denise Shaune
Designed by - Fay Barrett
Musical Director -Alan Leigh
Assistant Musical Director - David Harrison
Lighting by - Adrian M Redmond
Sound equipment - Autograph
Sound operated by - Adrian M Redmond
Costumes and Scenary - Anderton Enterprises Ltd
Company Stage Manager - Richard Lockwood
Deputy Stage Manager Ė Kim
Robinson (in Nottingham), and, Giles de Gatache
Assistant Stage Managers - Howard Edmunds and Penny Harris
Wardrobe Mistress - Alison Love
†††††††††† Definitely: Theatre Royal
The Grand Theatre
Around this time there was also a production of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Westcliffe Pavilion from the 19 April to the 15 May 1976, and in Perth from the 4 August 1976 for two or three weeks, but it is unclear whether either of these productions are in any way connected to this tour.
Louise Gold had previously appeared in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in York, only in that production Louise was in the chorus only, as Joan Heal herself reprised the role of Potipharís wife. Louise, however, went on to play Potipharís wife in productions of Joseph And The amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in Norwich, and later on in Reading.
Damon Hardy and Louise Gold went on to appear in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Reading Production) which was also directed and produced by Donald Bodley by arrangement with Robert Stigwood Organisation. It was also designed by Fay Barrett. And Rodney Madden who appeared in this production went on to choreograph that one.
John Cogan had previously appeared in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (York Production), on which Kim Robinson was Stage Manager.
Louise Gold and John Cogan had also previously appeared together in My Fair Lady
Alan Leigh had previously been musical director on a touring production of Hair, which Louise Gold also appeared in. Elaine Gibbs and Thorm Booker had also appeared in that production of, but after Louise Gold had left the cast.
Louise Gold and Caro Gurney went on to appear in The Land Of The Dinosaurs
Louise Gold and Warwick Evans went on to appear in another religious musical Godspell
Louise Gold and Mark Jefferis both went on to become successful puppeteers (in fact both have worked on Jim Hensonís Creature Shopís productions at one time or another), and they have worked together as puppeteers on Spitting Image. They also both did voices (though not puppetry) on Five Minutes More; And contributed to the documentary Best Ever Spitting Image.
Fred Warder has also ventured into the realm of puppetry, in the 1980s he performed a few Full Body puppets on the Henson production Dreamchild. It was as an actor, however, that he appeared in Muppet Treasure Island, on which Louise Gold and Mark Jefferis worked as puppeteers.
Kenn Oldfield went on to become a successful choreographer, and fifteen years later at the Regentís Park Open Air Theatre, choreographed The Boys From Syracuse and A Midsummer Nightís Dream, both of which featured Louise Gold, another eleven years later, at the same venue he contributed to the choreography of Regents Park 70th Anniversary Gala
Composer Sir Andrew Lloyd-Webber went on to be interviewed on television on A Week In The West End
Links about Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat (Touring Production)
The Grand Theatre Wolverhamptonís entry for the week this tour played itís theatre: http://www.grandmemories.co.uk/Memory.aspx?MemoryId=480
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