Oliver! is proud to welcome back Neil Morrissey as Fagin and Samantha Barks as Nancy.
Neil Morrissey will reprise his role as Fagin in Newcastle from 30th October 2012 until the end of the tour in Bristol 24th Feburay 2013. Neil Morrissey is probably best known as Tony in the hugely successful TV series Men Behaving Badly. His other TV credits include Waterloo Road, Skins, Paradise Heights and Carrie and Barry. No stranger to the stage, Neil’s West End theatre credits include Victoria Wood’s Acorn Antiques, Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls and A Passionate Woman. His film credits include Up ‘n’ Under.
Samantha Barks, star of the forthcoming film of Les Misérables, will also be reprising her role as Nancy in Leeds from 6th November 2012 until the end of the tour in Bristol, 24th February 2013*. Samantha Barks trained at the Arts Educational school for a year before entering “I’d Do Anything”, the BBC search for the new ‘Nancy’ in Cameron Mackintosh’s Oliver! where she finished in the top three. Following “I’d Do Anything” she took part in the workshop for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Love Never Dies”. Samantha made her stage debut as ‘Sally Bowles’ in the national tour of “Cabaret”, before taking the classic role of ‘Aladdin’ in “Aladdin” at the Theatre Royal Windsor. Last year Samantha made her West End debut in the role of ‘Eponine’ in “Les Misérables”, and played the role again in the “Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert” at The O2 and in the forthcoming Cameron Mackintosh film of the hit West End musical. Television credits include the lead role of ‘Zoe’ in the Disney TV series “Groove High”.
*Cat Simmons will play the role of Nancy between 21 Nov – 8 Dec 2012.