Ocean Madness
Book & Lyrics by Lottie Lester & Jenna Spray
Music by Harvey Ebbage, Orchestration by Jude Neanor

The Keble O'Reilly Theatre
7th Week Michaelmas - 24th-27th Nov 2021
Wed to Sat 19:30 & Sat 14:30

"New passengers boarding in T-minus 20 minutes. You know the drill, crew!"

Life on the Ocean Madness Cruise Liner isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. Naomi Sharpman always tries to keep operations running to military precision, but with the arrival of an unsavoury inspector, a spiralling stockpile of secrets, and the charismatic Miss Alderson catching their son Ellis’ attention, this cruise could be the biggest test this madcap family have had to face yet. As truths are uncovered and the chance of a better life looms, they realise their unusual lifestyle will never be the same again. Will the trials of the Ocean Madness bring this family closer than ever or simply leave them feeling seasick?

"An uplifting celebration of friendship, hope and change"
"Inventive staging and adroit lighting "
- Daily Info

"Blending the whimsy of Golden Age performance with modern turmoil so well"
"Witty characters, whimsical ditties and romance round every corner"
-
Oxford Blue

Cast

Crew

Band

Ellis - Will Lunt

Amber - Francesca Kuczynska

Joan - Francesca Carver

Naomi - Laura Abbott

Carl - Lorcan Cudlip Cook

Ester - Sophie Elliot

Cheryl - Sasha Harden

Producer - Harvey Dovell

Assistant Producer  - Nicole Kitsberg

Director - Rosie Robinson

Assistant Director - Sarita Williams

Musical Director - Beth Fitzpatrick

Movement Director - Sofia Kolmar

Writer - Lottie Lester

Writer - Jenna Spray

Composer - Harvey Ebbage

Orchestrator - Jude Neanor

Marketing Director - Oliver Roberts

Marketing Exec - Nicole Kitsberg

Marketing Associate - Lucy Evans

Marketing Associate - Clemmie Read
Marketing Assistant - Elizabeth Lim

Graphic Designer - Oliver Roberts

Production Manager - Finley Bettsworth

Lighting Designer - Pen Hilder Jarvis

Lighting Assistant - Chuanqi Wang

Sound Designer & Mixer - Aron West

Sound Assistant - Adam Najmudin Hall

Costume Designer - Chiara Theimer

Costume Assistant - Charlotte Naylor

Set Designer - Harvey Dovell

Set & Stage Manager- Olivia Wheeler

DSM - Lucy Thompson

Props - Katie Rennie

ASM - Hetty Nicholls

Welfare Officer - Seb Roberts

Keys 1 - Nicolas Heymann

Keys 2 -Maddie Lay

Bass - Shaan Sidhu

Kit- Harriet Tubb

Trumpet - Ben Longfield

With thanks to all the funding bodies that made this possible:

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KHTA
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Corpus Owlets

as well as Cameron Mackintosh Drama Fund