TitleJerry Springer - The Opera
AuthorLee, Stewart (book and lyrics)
Author TwoThomas, Richard (music, book and lyrics)
VenueLyttelton Theatre, National Theatre
Performance TypeFirst Production
CompanyNational Theatre; 1963-
Opening Night4/9/2003
Press Night4/29/2003
Closing Night9/30/2003
Performance Length2 hours, 10 minutes (including 20 minute interval)
AwardsOliviers for Best New Musical, Best Actor in a Musical (David Bedella), Best Peformance in a Supporting Role in a Musical (The Chorus of Jerry Springer), Best Sound Design (Mike Walker)
Evening Standard Award (2003) for Best Musical
Critics Circle Award for Best Musical
Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers' Choice Award for Best New Musical, London Newcomer of the Year (Benjamin Lake)
Olivier nominations for Best Actress in a Musical (Alison Jiear), Best Actor in a Musical (Michael Brandon), Best Director (Stewart Lee), for Best Theatre Choreographer (Jenny Arnold)
Number of Performances87
Performer Roles
ROLE115416Porritt; GuySteve
ROLE115418Brandon; MichaelJerry Springer
ROLE115419Lake; BenjaminDwight / God
ROLE115420Lixenberg; LoréPeaches / Baby Jane
ROLE115429Bedella; DavidSatan / Warm-Up Man
ROLE115430Morgan; WillsJesus / Montel
ROLE115431Jiear; AlisonEve / Shawntel
ROLE115432Cunningham; MarcusAdam / Chucky
ROLE115433Aviks; ValdaMary / Irene / Zandra
ROLE115435Bevis; AndrewAngel Gabriel / Tremont
ROLE115436Bourne; SallyArchangel Michael / Andrea
ROLE115437Atkinson; DelroyBouncer
ROLE115438Bengtsson; RobertLeif Johansson
ROLE115439Bradford; SteveDwayne John Hooper III
ROLE115440Branston; DaleBouncer
ROLE115441Bryden; GaryJames
ROLE115442Cox; NatashaLi'l Pookie
ROLE115443Delacey; HadrianMarvyn, Jerry's No. 1 Fan
ROLE115444Dowling; NathanPrivate Anders
ROLE115445Glew; JonathanDelmarr Levine
ROLE115446Johnson; RachelCookie Cunningham
ROLE115447Mathurin; TaniaLetitia Moesha Jackson
ROLE115448Molloy; RyanDavid Klaymore (MC Flash)
ROLE115449Napthine; JoBambi Trachelle
ROLE115450Parker; AlastairClint Elvis Jr
ROLE115451Qua; JenessaSusanna
ROLE115452Saccente; BrianLarry Kenecki
ROLE115453Santinelli; GabriellaAmber Hooper
ROLE115454Stevens; Gayle TelferStella Eleanor Jefferson
ROLE115455Vandi; LucyLA Tanya
ROLE115456Wayne; Elen MônSam Browne
ROLE115457Williams; AnnabelleMaisha
ROLE115458Wilmot; LynneJoley, known as Dolly
ROLE115459Adams; GordonVernon Paciewicz
ROLE115460Hedges; MarkCory Minelli
ROLE115461Mercer; SamanthaAmy Washington
ROLE115462O'Leary; KellyMary Jane Finkleberg
ROLE115463Lowe; MartinMusic Director / Keyboard
ROLE113756Townsend; IanKeyboard
ROLE115464Bywater; KayFlute / Saxaphone / Clarinet
ROLE115465Stevens; PaulSaxophone / Clarinet / Bass Clarinet
ROLE115466Rees-Roberts; TomTrumpet / Flugelhorn
ROLE115017Ashton; RichardHorn
ROLE115467Goldsmith; AdamGuitar / Electric Guitar
ROLE115468Whittington; MattPercussion
Creative Roles
ROLE115388Thomas; RichardMusic
ROLE115389Lee; StewartBook and Lyrics
ROLE115390Thomas; RichardBook and Lyrics
ROLE115391Lee; StewartDirector
ROLE115392Crouch; JulianSet Designer
ROLE115393Crouch; JulianAssociate Director
ROLE115394Arnold; JennyChoreographer
ROLE115395Archer; LeahCostume Designer
ROLE104863Fisher; RickLighting Designer
ROLE115396Koch; MartinMusic Arranger
ROLE115397Koch; MartinOrchestrator
ROLE115398Lowe; MartinMusical Supervisor and Director
ROLE115399Lowe; MartinVocal Arranger
ROLE113691Townsend; IanAssistant Music Director
ROLE115400Henderson; GraemeAssistant Choreographer
ROLE115401Walker; MikeSound Designer
ROLE104389King; TerryFight Director
ROLE115402Marieges-Moore; EvaHair and Make-up Designer
ROLE103663Rodenburg; PatsyCompany Voice Work
ROLE115403Thirtle; RobStaff Director
ROLE109016Suffling; JaneStage Manager
ROLE106973Heyes; JaniceDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE106003Buchan; LotteAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE105166Reddrop; RichardAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE105844Seaman; MarkAssistant to the Lighting Designer
ROLE115404Smerdon; VicLighting Programmer
ROLE113765Ortel; SvenVideo Realisation
ROLE107878Straker; DickVideo Realisation
ROLE115405Gilpin; NicholasKeyboard Programmer
ROLE115406Mera; NickMusic Copying
ROLE110327Leeman; KevinMusic Management
ROLE112528Gallagher; DavidMusic Management
ROLE113297Kenton; JohnMusic Management
ROLE115407Lowing; LouiseMusic Assistant
ROLE115408Frost; JennyMusic Assistant
ROLE115409Mercer; SamanthaDance Captain
ROLE103671Gager; FrancesCostume Supervisor
ROLE115410Rychlik; RebeccaAssistant Costume Supervisor
ROLE115411Nicholson; GuyDesign Co-ordinator
ROLE105681Atkinson; PaulAssistant Production Manager
ROLE110329Kinley; MatthewAssistant Production Manager
ROLE115412Lavender; KateProduction Assistant
ROLE110257Ashmore; CatherineProduction Photographer
ROLE115413O; KarenDancer
ROLE115414Walker; JohnCamera
ROLE115415Kenyon; RichardEditor
RNT/SM/1/495bJerry Springer - The Opera2003Prompt Scripts
RNT/PR/4/1/798Jerry Springer - The Opera2003Press Production Review Files
RNT/PR/4/1/757Jerry Springer - The OperaApril 2003 - March 2004Press Production Review Files
RNT/PL/3/787'We Slept Our Way To A National Theatre Production: Jerry Springer16 September 2003Platforms Audio Recordings
RNT/PR/4/1/778Jerry Springer - The OperaNovember 2003 - February 2006Press Production Review Files
RNT/PR/4/1/758Jerry Springer - The Opera August 2002 - May 2003Press Production Review Files
RNT/PL/3/787AI Didn't Look Like Jerry Before18 September 2003Platforms Audio Recordings
RNT/PR/4/1/862Jerry Springer - The Opera2003Press Production Review Files
RNT/PP/5/415Jerry Springer - The Opera29 April 2003Rehearsal Photographs
RNT/PP/1/2/251Jerry Springer - The Opera29 April 2003Lyttelton Programmes
RNT/PR/3/593Jerry Springer - The Opera23 April 2003Rehearsal and Production Photographs
RNT/PO/5/282Jerry Springer - The Opera2003Set Photographs
RNT/CO/1/464Jerry Springer - The Opera2003Costume Department Production Files
RNT/PP/2/3/236Jerry Springer - The Opera29 April 2003Olivier Posters
PC/1/50Jerry Springer - The Opera2003Set Photographs
RNT/SM/1/495aJerry Springer - The Opera2003Prompt Scripts
RNT/R/1/2/7Badges, Magnets and StickersUndated, 1980-Gifts
RNT/PR/2/4/143Jerry Springer - The Opera to receive world premiere at The National Theatre in April 20034 December 2002Press Releases 2000-2009
RNT/PR/4/8/3002002 Theatre reviews of the year and 2003 previews2002Press General Review Files
RNT/PR/4/8/3012003 Theatre reviews of the year2003Press General Review Files
RNT/PP/1/12/41Jerry Springer - The Opera2003West End Transfer Programmes
RNT/PP/3/1/2620032003NT Production related printwork
RNT/SO/2/1/166Jerry Springer - The Opera10 May 2003Master Recordings
RNT/SO/2/2/169Jerry Springer - The Opera10 May 2003Viewing Recordings
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