Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (
Louise Gold featured, as one of Jacob’s Wives, Adoring Maidens and others, at York Theatre Royal. Between from Friday 12 December 1975 to Saturday 10 January 1976
Narrator - Richard Denning
Joseph - David Baxt
Pharaoh - Clive Arrindell
Potiphar’s Wife - Joan Heal
Jacob - Ian Barritt
Joseph’s Brothers (and others) - Andrew Blake, Clive Carter, John Cogan, Hywel David, Gene Ford, Nigel Jeffcoat, Peter Mantle, Adam Richardson, Crispin Thomas, and, Fraser Wilson
Jacob’s Wives, Adoring Maidens and others - Jill Collins, Louise Gold, and, Jeanie Hammersleigh, and Diana Van Fossen
Choir - Children of
Choir A: Catherine Beevers, Jill Britton, Sharon Clark, Adrian Conroy, Julie Curtis, Robert Fonseca, Susanna Fox, Michele Green, Anne Harrison, Elisabeth Hewitson, Sean Hill, Caroline Kelsey, Alistair North, Imogen Rea, Gillian Reader, John Reader, Andrew Santon, Clare Smith, Beverley Taylor, Helen Tolhurst, Nicola Tolhurst, Rachel Tolhurst, Pascale Vassie, Elizabeth Vatcher, and, Lorraine Wilson.
Choir B: Sarah Binns, Andrew Black, Catherine Brassington, Jill Cooper, Josephine Crothers, Simon Dickinson, Carol Dodsworth, Nichola Heywood, Allan Horsley, Deborah Jackson, Catherine Keeley, Stuart Leatham, Jane McLaughlin, Mark Mitchell, Jane Newcombe, Clare Orton, Fiona Owers, Rupert Powell, Lisa Richardson, Louise Sharp, Catherine A. Smith, Catherine E. Smith, Janet Syme, Julie Ward, and, John Wright
Presented By - York Theatre Royal Company by arrangement with Miranda Enterprises, The Robert Stigwood Organisation and David Land
Lyrics by - Tim Rice
Music by - Andrew Lloyd-Webber
Directed and staged by - Richard Digby Day
Choreography by - Michael Vernon
Design by - Helen Wilkinson
Lighting by - Peter Clayton and Robert Gawlinski
Chorus Master - Les Floater
Musical Director - Andrew Jubb
Orchestra (by arrangement with Oxford Pro Musica)
Piano and Organ - Andrew Jubb
Bass Guitar - Paul Judge
Trumpet - John King
Lead Guitar - Alan Pritchard
Clarinet and Bass Clarinet - Paul Sergeant
Percussion - John Veale
Flute and Clarinet - Anna Zee
Stage Manager - Kim Robinson
Deputy Stage Manager - Glyn Putwain
Assistant Stage Managers - Peta Masters and Kit Lawson
Joan Heal originated the role of Potiphar’s wife in the first professional production of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Deamcoat by the Young Vic Company at The Edinburgh Festival in 1971.
Louise Gold went on to appear in further productions of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, on Tour., and in productions in Norwich and Reading. On the tour besides appearing in the chorus, Louise played Potphar’s wife. She also played the latter role in Norwich and Reading.
John Cogan also went on to appear in a touring production of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which for a time Kim Robinson was Deputy Stage Manager of.
It seems quite likely that one of Louise Gold’s performances in this production of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, took place two years to the day of her professional stage debut in Dick Whittington.
Louise Gold, John Cogan, Adam Richardson, and, Clive
Carter had previously appeared together in a production of My Fair Lady
Clive Carter has gone on to take part in Shopping With The Stars 2009, he may have gone on to appear in Dear Ralph, and, Comedy Tonight. His recording credits include The Great Musicals - From Broadway to Hollywood.
Theatre Royal is a rather unusual
theatre, in that it’s structure incorporates part of
Louise Gold later returned to York Theatre Royal, to make a “come back as a proper actress” in Once A Catholic.
Richard Digby Day went on to direct Louise Gold some eleven years later in Nunsense in the intervening time Louise learnt to puppeteer, which came in very handy in Nunsense (as her character had to sing a duet with a puppet).
Louise Gold subsequently returned to York Theatre Royal to play Mary Mooney in the play Once A Catholic.
Composer Sir Andrew Lloyd-Webber went on to be interviewed on television on A Week In The West End.
Crispin Thomas may have gone on to take part in Thing A Thon.
“The “brothers” are a great bunch of comedy singers. They are Andrew
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