Soul Man (2012)

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Chris Monks
Yes

Stephen Joseph Theatre
The Round
Round

3 August 2012
7 August 2012
1 September 2012
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Chris Monks
Richard Atkinson
Jan Bee Brown
Mark Johnson
Paul Stear
Beverley Norris-Edmunds
Philip d'Orléans
Mark Langley

Fluer Linden Beeley
Caroline Bowen
Laura Duncan
Jo Delaney
Character
Sparrow / Pete
Joe Green
Lisa Barker / Stella / Maggie
Jeff Mortimer / Danny 'Killer' Watts
Ch. Insp. Stan Barker /
Jim Blatherwick
Justin Jones
Gina Jones
Barry Townsend

OutReach Community Actors
Actor
Marc Akinfolarin
Adam Baxter
Shirley Darroch
Steve Dorsett

Liam Gerrard

Jimmy Johnston
Ngo Omene Ngofa
Alex Tomkins

Charlotte Brooke
Jordan Butler
Carol Eves
Tom Hanson
Jaye Lewis
Diana Logan
Emily Loombe
Rob Mackay
Kathleen O'Reilly
Olivier Ritchie
Ajay Sharma
Rebecca Simpson
Rachael Walton
Alex Whyte
Megan Woodward-Hay

Notes

Soul Man is based on Guiseppe Verdi's Rigoletto and Victor Hugho's Le roi s'amuse. It featured music by both Verdi and various soul artists and was adapted by Chris Monks.
It was the first original operatic adaptation Chris Monks had presented at the Stephen Joseph Theatre; well known for his adaptations of existing operettas, all his previously produced operatic adaptations at the SJT had been revivals.
Soul Man's lack of success with both audiences and critics saw a two year break before Chris Monks would present another operatic adaptation at the SJT with Cox & Box.
All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.