Ed Bangorís Bootlegs
This page last update: 17 April 2016
I'd Do Anything
January to May 2008
BBC TV Studios, London, UK
[and various other places]
[may differ slightly]
Full series of the BBC show to cast the roles of "Nancy" and "Oliver"
in a new West End production (opening December 2008) of "Oliver!"
Auditions took place in Belfast (24/1/08), Manchester (26-27/1/08),
London (1-3/2/08) & Glasgow (6/2/08)
The first two shows were pre-recorded and shown on the dates below.
From there most takes place on the Saturday - apart from some 'tasks' - most shown live
and the results (recorded later Saturday night) then shown "as live" on the Sunday.
After open auditions 42 Nancy's went to Nancy School to impress the judges
made up of Lord Andrew Lloyd-Weber, and 'Oliver!' producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh
plus a panel of made up of West End performers / TV personalities.
12 Nancy's were then picked to go through to the live shows, where, after a public vote,
ALW was given the chance to save one of the two who received the lowest number of votes.
Until the final when the last two will compete against each other for the role.
The 'Oliver's' however, do not have a public vote but by the judges in pre-recorded clips, where
one is selected in the first eight live shows, to go through. They then all perform together live.
After that their number will be eventually cut to the final three who will rotate the role on stage.
Week One - 15th March 2008 - (58 mins)
Auditions for both roles
Week Two - 22nd March 2008 (61 mins)
Nancy's: 42 women enter "Nancy School" and are cut to the final 12
Oliver's: The twelve finalists are introduced.
Week Three - 29th & 30th March 2008 (72 & 30 mins)
Nancy's: Work in an East End market - Amy is eliminated
Oliver's: Learn magic tricks - Gwion is selected
Week Four - 5th & 6th April 2008 (68 & 29 mins)
Nancy's: Face their fears with rats - Cleo is eliminated
Oliver's: Visit "Billy Elliot" for acting lessons - Chester is selected
Week Five - 12th & 13th April 2008 (64 & 29 mins)
Nancy's: Visit "Hairspray" to practice a love scene - Tara is eliminated
Oliver's: Learn teamwork at Tottenhan Hottspur Soccer school - Arthur is selected
Week Six - 19th & 20th April 2008 (60 & 29 mins)
Nancy's: Visit "Wicked" and sing in front of the theatre audience - Francesca is eliminated
Oliver's: Test their bravery by abseiling - Kwayedza is selected
Week Seven - 26th & 27th April 2008 (60 & 29 mins)
Nancy's: Test their fitness and teamwork by rowing - Keisha is eliminated
Oliver's: Learn stage fighting - Alexander is selected
Week Eight - 3rd & 4th May 2008 (60 & 29 mins)
Nancy's: Act from Blood Brothers and do Cockney accents - Sarah is eliminated
Oliver's: Visit High School Musical on Stage & learn how to take direction
They pick a Nancy (Sarah) to perform with them - Harry is selected
Week Nine - 10th & 11th May 2008 (60 & 29 mins)
Nancy's: Go to a Celine Dion concert & learn theatrical stunts - Ashley is eliminated
Oliver's: Visit Ragged School Museum and practice the famous "..want more" line
They pick a Nancy (Niamh) to perform with them - Laurence is selected
Week Ten - 19th & 20th May 2008 (60 & 29 mins)
Nancy's: Perform with the "Josephs" & learn comedy - Niamh is eliminated
Oliver's: Act with an 'Artful Dodger'- Jonny is selected
Gareth, Jordan, Joseph & Sam are eliminated on the 19th, & sit on the side on 20th
Week Eleven - 24th & 25th May 2008 (60 & 29 mins)
Nancy's semi-final / Oliver's Final
Cameron Mackintosh joins the TV panel for the first time.
All 12 Oliver's, open the first show with the remaining Nancy's
Nancy's: Spend time in a Victorian house - Rachel is eliminated
Oliver's: Sing "Where is Love" in the West End
Alexander, Arthur, Chester & Kwayedza are eliminated, closing the 24th May show
Gwion, Harry and Laurence WIN
Week Twelve - 31st May (Two shows: 60 & 29mins)
All 24 contestants (Nancy & Olivers) open the first show
All former Nancy's and Oliver's perform together in the second show.
Nancy's: Meet & perform for Liza Minnelli - Samantha is eliminated at the end of the first show
Oliver's: The three winners perform duets with the three Nancy's.
The runners up, back Lee Mead during "Any Dream Will do"