Hello, Dolly!

Hello, Dolly! is a musical with lyrics and music by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart, based on Thornton Wilder’s 1938 farce The Merchant of Yonkers, which Wilder revised and retitled The Matchmaker in 1955.

Hello, Dolly! was first produced on Broadway by David Merrick in 1964, winning the Tony Award for Best Musical and nine other Tonys. The show album Hello, Dolly! An Original Cast Recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002.

The show has become one of the most enduring musical theatre hits, enjoying three Broadway revivals and international success. It was also made into a 1969 film that was nominated for seven Academy Awards.

Cast & Creative

Cast List

Character Actor
Dolly Levi Lizzie Brignall
Irene Molloy Lisa M Rose
Minnie Fay Deb McDowell
Ermengarde Louise Ellard Turnbull
Ernestina Helen Donald
Mrs Rose Clare Henderson-Roe
Horace Vandegelder Bob Salter
Cornelius Hackl Andrew Yeates
Barnaby Tucker Mark Burgess
Rudolph John Pyle
Judge Jim Trimmer
Chorus Jane Bean
Chorus Alison Birtle
Chorus Clare Burgess
Chorus Sue Cambridge
Chorus Jan Croxson
Chorus Sheila Fitzgerald
Chorus Fiona Hedger-Gourlay
Chorus Cathy Hough
Chorus Jane Kissack
Chorus Kate Leader
Chorus Ruth Saunders
Chorus Janet Simpson
Chorus Angela Sturgeon
Chorus Edz Barrett
Chorus Thomas Butler
Chorus Bryan Cardus
Chorus Anthony Chalmers
Chorus Roger Fairhead
Chorus Mark Fallon
Chorus Kristian Lopez
Chorus John Nugent
Chorus Tony Smith
Chorus Paul St James
Chorus Eric Williams
Chorus Duncan Woolley
Chorus Dean Zetter

Creative Team

Role Name
Director John Hebden
Musical Director Mike Carver
Choreographer Melanie Edwards
Set Designer Spencer Butler
Costume Designer Suzy Deal
Lighting Designer Ed Pagett
Technical Manager Wesley Henderson Roe
Production Manager Beryl Yorath
Properties Jane Bean
Box Office Barbara Thomas
Programme Tricia Vandepeer
Publicity Helen Donald
Publicity Bob Salter
Prompt Sue Brydone
Treasurer Sarah Perkins
Sponsorship Lesley Whithair

Show Date: January 2002

Venue: Richmond Theatre

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