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Cast list, 2016 Production

God, played by Ian Small

God: Ian Small
Archangel Gabriel: Sam McAvoy
Lucifer/Satan: Toby Gordon (Joe Hopper, last 4 performances)
Archangel Michael: Dinos Psychogios
Devil 1: Sam Trueman
Beelzebub: Angie Millard
Moving Angels: Becky Blackburn, Lorna Kennett, Ellie Mae-Starbuck, Nita Jashari, Imogen Little, Xiao Xiao Ouyang, Jessica Farnhill, Yelyuzhou Xu
Singing Angels: Elizabeth Coombs, Kate Siddle, Janet Bowling, Patricia Williams, Jill Shepherd, Sue Collingwood, Judy Diatta, Vikki Bodye
Fallen Angels/Devils: Alastair Oliver, Martina Meyer, Jennie Wogan, Rachel Atkin
Devils: Ehren Mierau, Neil Vincent, Marcus Richardson, Paul French, Paul Toy, Mic Errington, Rory Mulvihill
Angel/Chorus: Frances Dalesman, Anne Errington, Nita Jashari, Anne Jones, Lorna Kennett, Brenda Mitchell, Elizabeth Nolan, Liz Tune
Adam, Second Knight: Bob Mallow
Eve: Christie Barnes
Noah: Roger Farrington
Noah's wife: Jean Christie
Noah's sons: Martin Kirk, Gabriel Whalley, James Wilson
Noah's Daughters in law/Youth Chorus: Ottilie Hill Smith, Linden Horwood, Rachel Phillips , Carla Woodcock,
Abraham: John Roden
Isaak: Ewan Croft
Virgin Mary: Ruby Barker
Joseph, Apostle Simon: Mark Comer
Shepherds 1, 2, 3: Guy Hawkyard, Lee Maloney, Owen Williams
Kings 1, 2, 3: Robert Cummings, Simon O'Keefe, Noel Stabler
Herod, Devil: Maurice Crichton
Messenger to Herod: Taylor Sanderson
Jewish Bishop, Roman Magistrate, Devil: Paul Toy
Herod's Courtiers: Sheila Shouksmith, Jon Sinahan, Prue Griffiths, Richard Sheils
Knights sent to Bethlehem: Mic Errington, Bob Mallow, David Newton,
Women with children: Paulina Bronfman Collovati, Nicola Waite
Anna: Catherine Hall
Simeon: Sam Valentine
John the Baptist: Mick Taylor
Jesus: Philip McGinley (Toby Gordon, last 4 performances)Christ's ministry 2016
Apostle Bartholomew: Gabriel Whalley
Apostle John: Aran Dolan
Apostle Matthew: Martin Kirk
Apostle Simon: Mark Comer
Apostle James the Younger: Taylor Sanderson
Apostle James the Older: Neil Vincent
Apostle Peter: Tim Holman
Apostle Phillip: Owen Williams
Apostle Thomas: Oliver Brooke
Apostle Andrew: Mark Kennett
Apostle Thaddeus: James Tyler
Lazarus in the wings
Judas: Ehren Mierau
Officers of the Watch: Ian Giles, Philip Turner
Lawyer 1, Judean Knight: Ged Murray
Lawyer 2, Judean Knight: Nigel Evans
Woman caught in Adultery: Val Punt
Elder: Wilma Edwards
Martha: Loretta Smith
Mary sister of Lazarus, Courtier: Prue Griffiths
Lazarus: Michael Waters (right)
Porter with Donkey: Di Starr
Burgesses: Catherine Edge, Elisabeth Elsworth, Judith Ireland, Cynthia Wood
Blind Man: Blair Wallace
Poor Man: Roy Hargrave
Lame Man, Judean Knight, Roman soldier: Richard Shiels
Zaccheus, Shepherd: Jao Rei Villar
Pilate: Phillip Massey (below right)
Courtiers: Sarah Disney, Kathleen Murphy, Sheila Shouksmith Pilate with soldier Malchus
Roman Magistrate, Angel, Chorus: Sandra Rowan
Caiaphas, Donkey: Paul French
Annas: Rory Mulvihill
Doctor 1: Alastair Dunn
Doctor 2: Andrew Jenkinson
Servant: Andrew Isherwood
Porter, Roman soldier: Ian Giles
Lawyer 1: Ged Murray
Lawyer 2: Nigel Evans
Judean Knight 1: Mic Errington
Judean Knight 2: Bob Mallow
Judean Knight 3: Bryan Shewry
Judean Knight 4: Gavin Baddeley
Soldier Malchus, Bad Soul: Joe Hopper (Catherine Edge last 4 shows)
Woman accusing Peter: Jennifer Page
Attendants of Caiaphas: Anne Errington, Bernadette Turner
Dame Precious Percula: Elizabeth Stanforth-Sharpe
Beadle, Judean Knight, Good Soul: Jim Johnson
Herod Antipas: Marcus Richardson
Orgy participants: Rachel Atkin, Will Harris, Alastair Oliver, Rachel Phillips, Gabriel Whalley, Jennie Wogan
Barabbas: Toby Gordon
Simon of Cyrene, Officer 2: Philip Turner
Mary Mother: Shirley Williams
Mary 2: Moira Davis
Mary 3: Theresa Barratt
Knight 2, Judean Knight: David Newton
Crucifying soldiers: Robert Cummings, Guy Hawkyard, Lee Maloney, Noel Stabler, Richard Shiels
Thief on the right, Third Knight: Bryan Shewry
Thief on Left: Joao Rei Villar
Longinus, Centurion: David Barratt
Joseph of Arimethea: Simon Tompsett
Nicodemus: Harry Revell
Mary Magdalene, Angel: Imogen Ruby Little
Mary Cleophas, Courtier: Joan Sinanan
Apostle Thomas, Judean Knight: Oliver Brooke
Beelzebub: Angie Millard
Bad Souls, Devils: Jennie Wogan, Rachel Atkin
Good Soul, Messenger: Emily Thane 
For interviews with Lucifer and Malchus, see this page
For Creatives, see this page
Also appearing:
Chorus: Ann Collinson, Sheila Dunn, Lilian Hogg, Julie Howarth Pulleyn, Sue Pearson, Barbara Revell
Children were in teams of Doves or Ravens
Youth chorus: Sophie Alvarez Bronfman, Charlotte Bars, Faith Battersby, Elly Beacon, Rosie Chivers, Amelia Fordyce, Claudia Freeman, Felicia Freeman, Hannah Hedley Brown, Charlotte Johnson, Harry Johnson, Rebecca Lennon, Amelia Neary, Bethan Parkinson, Eva Parkyn, Fiona Popplewell, Freya Popplewell, Indie Star Ramsay-Wilson, Celia Roberts, Jennifer Tovey, Mae Wallace, Lucy Warren.   Below left: Fighting at the Last Judgement
Last Judgement 2016