Monte Cristo (2005)

Warwick School and Hippodrome Theatre, Birmingham
Thursday, 25 August 2005 - 7:30pm

Creative team:

Adapted by - Jon Smith
Director - Stephen Jameson
Assistant Director - Des Kennedy
Assistant Director - Fiona Rae
Musical Director - Leon Parris
Assistant Musical Director - Robert Brand

Synopsis

Monte Cristo is an adaptation of the classic novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.

Jon Smith and Leon Parris have succeeded in adapting the 875-page epic into a jaw-dropping-fast-paced-roller-coaster-ride full of excitement, revenge and intrigue. Compressed into a two-hour show, this thought-provoking musical brings to life 19th-century France through the trials and tribulations of Edmond Dantes; a sailor wrongfully accused of a crime he didn't commit. Escaping solitary confinement, Dantes explores and redefines the art of revenge in its most tantalising and dangerous forms. The project will aim to workshop the production for a ten-day period and to explore the text in relation to the novel.

Leon Parris won The Vivian Ellis Award for Best Musical; Jon Smith writes fiction for both adults and children, and non-fiction books. Director Stephen Jameson is a regular director at LAMDA and is developing this piece for a showing at Warwick School and Birmingham Hippodrome Patrick Centre.

Cast information

Amy Anderson
Emily Barnett- Salter
Alicia Bennett
Jonathan Bird
Rebecca Browett
Jasper Brownrigg
Anna Clements
Robert Crowter-Jones
Charlotte de Paeztron
Joseph Farmer
James Fox
Eleanor Garland
Adam Gilbert
Anna Grady
Stephani Hargreaves
Lizzie Karani
Michelle Kerr
Nicky Kill
Hannah Lee
James Lockwood
Rebecca Maughan
Naomi Murray
James Nitti
Charlotte Oldam
Tom Partridge
Stephen Shields
Alice Singer
Natasha Staffieri
Thomas Stickland
Michael Wilkins
James Wisker
Jasmine Woodcock-Stew

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