Belle, or the Ballad of Dr Crippen
A Music Hall Musical. Music & Lyrics by Monty Norman
Book by Wolf Mankowitz from a play by Beverley Cross

Tower Theatre, Canonbury
June 27 - July 12, 1980


Hawley Harvey Crippen,
a tooth doctor
William Craig
Cora ("Belle Elmore"), his wifeMaxine Howe
Mme Petrazzini, a diva
Ethel Le Neve, Crippen's secretaryAngela Jenkins
George Lasher, music hall "toff", MC at the Bedford Theatre Dennis Adams
Jenny Pearl, Principal Lady at the Bedford TheatreNicola Bailey
Mighty Mick,comic at the Bedford TheatreHarry Lupino
Rosemary, music hall artiste at the Bedford TheatreJennifer Eyles
Augustus, gentleman of the chorus at the Bedford TheatrePeter Hart
Theobald, gentleman of the chorus at the Bedford TheatreTerence Turner
Violet, Principal Dancer at the Bedford Theatre Hilary Strong
Ladies & Gentlemen of the Bedford Theatre Company Christine Blakemore
Patti De Foie
Avril Francome
Laura Jackson
Sarah Miller
Jean Roberts
Timothy West
Ladies & Gentlemen of the Pit OrchestraTerry Gore (piano)
Ray Turner (bass)
Graham Cotgrieve (trombone)
Colin Healy (percussion)
Cressida Godfrey (flute)
Howard Turner & Steve Skinner (clarinets)

Angela Jenkins & William Craig

Production Team
Director : Noel Howard
Musical Director : Terry Gore
Choreography : John Wilson
Set Design : Peter Edwards, John Brooking
Lighting Design : Stephen Ley

Stage Manager : David Dale-Skey
DSM : Sarah Ambrose
ASMs : Gail Littlewood, Juliet Morrison, Ruth Lukom, Chris Whatmore, Jonathan White, Glen Barnwell, Richard Hill, Enrico Coffey
Lighting operators : Kevin Sleep, Roger Woods, Stephen Hampshire
Wardrobe : Eve Smith, Quentin Withall, Phyl Lee, Marjorie Hogg, Jo Allain
Set construction : Denis Turner, Phil Dustin, David Kitchenham, Jonathan White, Chris Whatmore, Helen Smith, Alan Williams, Glen Barnwell, Tony Hulse, Juliet Morrison, Rutho Lukom