Digital Archive:Cast list, The Recruiting Officer (2000)

Listing show dates and detailing cast, creative and production teams




Cast in Order of Appearance

Sergeant Kite, Sergeant to Plume – Nicolas Tennant

Poacher – Robert Wallace

Captain Plume, a Recruiting Officer – Alec Newman

Mr Worthy, a Gentleman of Shropshire – Andrew Lancel

Melinda, a Lady of Fortune – Caroline Catz

Silvia, Daughter of Balance, in love with Plume – Debra Gillett

Lucy, Melinda’s Maid – Katharine Burford

Mr Balance, a Justice – Tom Georgeson

Servant to Justice Balance – Robert Wallace

Costar Pearmain, a Recruit – Russell Tovey

Thomas Appletree, a Recruit – Kevin Bishop

Rose, a Country Wench – Natalie Walter

Bullock, a Country Clown – Steve Speirs

Captain Brazen, a Recruiting Officer – Nicholas Le Prevost

Tycho – Warren Moore or Glyn Angell

Pluck, a Butcher – Mike Burnside

The Watch – David Sparks

Bridewell, a Constable – Mike Burnside

Mr Scale, a Justice – Kevin Moore

Mr Scruple, a Justice – Philip Anthony

Collier/Servant – Paul Cawley

Poacher’s Wife – Maxine Gregory

Collier’s Wife – Lorna Bennett

Drummer Boy – Ben Brundel or Dan Francis or Mark Baker

Collier’s Family – Glyn Angell, Guy Hamilton, Hannah Howell, Francesca Reid

or Lucy Betts, Martina Jeffs, Warren Moore, Mike Slader


Director – James Kerr

Designer – Tanya McCallin

Lighting Designer – Tom Mannings

Composer – Gary Yershon

Sound Designer – Tom Lishman

Movement Director – Jane Gibson

Fight Directors – Jonathan Waller & John Waller

Dialect Coach – William Conacher

Voice Coach – Kate Godfrey

Assistant Director – Steven James-Little

Casting – Anne Henderson Casting


Company Manager – Natalia Jaksic

Stage Manager – Elizabeth Crabtree

Deputy Stage Manager – Becky Merritt

Assistant Stage Managers – Jacqui Swann, Jo Hotchkiss



Melinda/Rose – Lorna Bennett

Sergeant Kite/Bullock/Pluck/Bridewell – Paul Cawley

Silvia/Lucy – Maxine Gregory

Mr Balance/Captain Brazen/Mr Scruple/Mr Scale – David Sparks

Mr Worthy/Captain Plume/Costar Pearmain/Thomas Appletree – Robert Wallace


May: Wed 10P, Thu 11P, Fri 12F, Sat 13m&e, Mon 15, Tue 16PN, Wed 17, Thu 18m&e(S),

Fri 19(D), Sat 20m&e, Wed 31

June: Thu 1m(D)&e, Mon 5, Tue 6, Fri 9(D), Sat 10m&e, Mon 12, Thu 15e, Fri 16(D), Sat 17m,

Tue 20, Wed 21, Thu 22m, Sat 24e, Mon 26, Thu 29e, Fri 30(D)

July: Sat 1m(D), Tue 4, Wed 5, Thu 6m, Sat 8e, Mon 10, Tue 11, Wed 12, Thu 13m, Sat 15L


P = Preview

F = First Night

PN = Press Night

D = Audio Described Performance

S = Sign Interpreted Performance

m = matinee

e = evening

L = Last Night


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