Octagon Theatre Bolton presents
Based on the novel by MARKUS ZUSAK
Music & Lyrics by KATE ANDERSON & ELYSSA SAMSEL
Book by TIMOTHY ALLEN MCDONALD & JODI PICOULT
Directed by LOTTE WAKEHAM

WORLD PREMIERE STAGE ADAPTATION OF THE BESTSELLING NOVEL.

At a snow-covered graveside in 1930s Germany, an illiterate girl steals an abandoned book – Liesel Meminger’s first act of book thievery.

As Liesel’s appetite for books grows, so does the Nazi regime and the shadow of death is never far away. When her foster family hides a Jewish boxer in their basement, he teaches Liesel the power of words and together they plant seeds of kindness in a world set against them.

Seen on stage for the very first time in a world premiere new musical based on Markus Zusak’s global best-selling novel, The Book Thief is adapted by award-winning bestselling author Jodi Picoult (My Sister’s Keeper) and Timothy Allen McDonald (adaptor of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka and James and the Giant Peach) with music and lyrics by Kate Anderson and Elyssa Samsel (Olaf’s Frozen Adventure).

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Age guide

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Cast

Victoria Brazier

Victoria Brazier

Ilsa/Ensemble
Katy Clayton

Katy Clayton

Liesel’s Mother/Ensemble
Alfie Corbett

Alfie Corbett

Rudy (select performances)
Bea Glancy

Bea Glancy

Liesel (select performances)
Duane Gooden

Duane Gooden

Mayor/Ensemble
Danielle Henry

Danielle Henry

Rosa
Matthew Heywood

Matthew Heywood

Alex/Ensemble
Daniel Krikler

Daniel Krikler

Max
Jack Lord

Jack Lord

Hans
Benjamin Mundy

Benjamin Mundy

Charlie Murphy

Charlie Murphy

Rudy (select performances)
Ryan O'Donnell

Ryan O'Donnell

Narrator
Niamh Palmer

Niamh Palmer

Liesel (select performances)
Purvi Parmar

Purvi Parmar

Barbara/Ensemble
Ida Regan

Ida Regan

Nurse/Ensemble
Andrew Whitehead

Andrew Whitehead

Wolfgang/Ensemble

Creatives

Lotte Wakeham

Director

Tom Jackson Greaves

Choreographer

Matthew Malone

Musical Director / Orchestration

Good Teeth

Designer

Nic Farman

Lighting Designer

Samuel Wilde

Puppet Designer

Andy Graham

Sound Designer

Georgia Wang Murphy

Associate Director

George Strickland

Associate Musical Director

Jacob Sparrow

Casting Director

Olivia Barr

Assistant Casting Director

Dan Turner

Production Manager
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