La Cava - The Cast
An epic tale of unbridled passion and political intrigue, La Cava is now running at the Piccadilly Theatre.
OLIVER TOBIAS (Roderic):

Theatre:

Oliver made his West End debut playing Berger in the original production of Hair (Shaftesbury Theatre). He then went on to play Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, and the title role in the rock opera version of Peer Gynt. In 1983 he played the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), and subsequently Ned in The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer. Most recently he played the speaking role of Bassa Selim in Mozart's opera The Abduction From The Serglio at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Films:

Oliver starred in his first feature, Romance of a Horse Thief for United Artists, in 1971 with Yul Brynner, Serge Gainsbourg, Eli Wallach and Jane Birkin, quickly followed by Tis Pity She's a Whore with Charlotte Rampling.

Other features include: The Stud co-starring with Joan Collins, Arabian Adventure with Christopher Lee and Emma Samms, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square with David Niven, Dick Turpin directed by J Poulson, The Wicked Lady with Faye Dunaway, Denholm Elliot and Alan Bates, Mata Hari with Silvia Kristel and Christopher Cazenove, Johann Strauss with Mary Crosby, Cobra Mission directed by Larry Ludlum, When Darkness Falls with Ray Winstone, Sherilyn Fenn and Tim Dutton, Vendetta directed by Mikhel Halfstrom, The Brylcreem Boys directed by Terrance Ryan, Rampage with Sam Janus, Grizzly Falls with Bryan Brown and Richard Harris, Mozart in Turkey directed by Elijah Moshinsky.

Television:

Oliver became popular starring in the TV series Arthur of The Britons in the early 70s, followed by Luke's Kingdom directed by Peter Weir in Australia. He went on to star in the much-acclaimed action series Adventurer and Smuggler.

Diverse TV roles have since included The Knock, Paper Man, Rosie Futures with Pauline Quirke, Sharpe with Sean Bean, The Vanishing Man, Real Women, Flash Cluedo, Danube Princess, Clinic Under Palms and, most recently, Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married.

Oliver has also directed for theatre: Long Day's Journey Into Night, The Millionairess, Arsenic and Old Lace and the feature film Knight of The Miracles, which he also co-wrote. Oliver also staged and choreographed Hair in Holland and Israel.

JULIE ALANAH BRIGHTEN (Florinda):

Julie-Alanah trained at Guildford School of Acting where she won the Margaret Veale Award for singing. During her time there she enjoyed parts as diverse as Catherine in Pippin, and the title role in the rock opera Ophelia. She has appeared at the Edinburgh Festival with the National Youth Music Theatre, playing Linda English in Pal Joey. Her other work includes Jacky Coryton in Hayfever, and Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar which she also choreographed.

Whilst still at drama school Julie-Alanah was invited to perform in the national tour of Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca. She subsequently played the leading role of Lady Jacqueline in the phenomenally successful number one national tour of Me And My Girl opposite Gary Wilmot. Julie appeared in Oliver! (London Palladium) before starring as Belle in the premier of Beauty and The Beast (Dominion Theatre) and Beth in A Christmas Carol at the Haymarket Theatre.

Most recently Julie-Alanah appeared in her first film, Miss Monday, playing city banker Marianne. Television work includes the BBC's Call Up The Stars.

Other Principals
David Bardsley .................. Julian Espatorias
Paul Keating ........................................... Agon
Marilyn Cutts ........................... Queen Exilona
Patrick Romer ......................... Bishop Oppas
Joshua Bancel ....................................... Tariq
Daniel Redmond .................................. Somal
Louisa McCarthy .................................. Isabel
Chris Andrew Mellon ........................... Ezaak
Richard Woodford ............................ Marcos
Luke Evans .............................................. Theo
Claire Massie ......................................... Gurda
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