The Original London Cast

Children of Eden contained a stellar cast, many of which will be familiar to musical fans.

Father - Ken Page
Ken was in the original Broadway production of Cats as Old Deuteronomy and Children of Eden was his West End debut.

Snake - Richard Lloyd-King
Richard had been a long standing Rum Tum Tugger in the London Cats production. and played John in the London production of Miss Saigon

Adam - Martin Smith
Amongst his previous shows Martin played Valjean in Les Miserables and the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera. Sadly Martin died on 5 November 1994 aged just 37.

Eve - Shezwae Powell
Shezwae had been seen in 70, Girls, 70, Belle in Starlight Express and Dorothy in the very shortlived King. She completed the London run of Beauty and the Beast playing Madame de la Grand Bouche .

Cain - Adrian Beaumont
Adrian was a cast member of the shortlived King and went on from COE to Les Miserables.

Noah - Kevin Colson
Kevin created the role of George in Aspects of Love in London and on Broadway.

Mama Noah - Earlene Bentley
Prior to COE was Hattie in the 1987 RSC production of Kiss Me, Kate.

Yonah - Frances Ruffelle
Frances created the role of Dinah in Starlight Express and Eponine in Les Miserables in London and on Broadway, for which she won the Tony for Best Supporting Actress in 1987.

Japheth - Anthony Barclay
Prior to COE Anthony was in Just So and played the Balladeer in Assassins at the Donmar Warehouse.

Shem - Craig Pinder
Craig was in the OLC of Les Miserables where he went on to play Valjean.

Ham - Ray Shell
Ray created the role of Rusty in the OLC of Starlight Express, was in the original companies of Miss Saigon, King and 5 Guys named Moe.

Ayesha - Hiromi Itoh
Hiromi is from Japan and prior to COE played Fantine in the Japanese production of Les Miserables.

Aphra - Ruthie Henshall
Ruthie came direct to COE from Miss Saigon where she was playing Ellen. Since COE Ruthie has gone on to play Polly Baker in 'Crazy For You', 'Amelia' in 'She Loves You', 'Nancy' in Oliver, Fantine in Les Miserables and Roxie & Velma in Chicago.

Abel - Shion Abduillah, Ramilles Corbin or Ashley Walters


Kerry Jane Beddows
Kaye Brown
Sophia Butler
Anna-Jane Casey
Colin Charles
Sally Dewhurst
Stephane Drouard
Jacqui Dubois (Mrs Noah on the OLC recording)
Brenda Edwards
Andrea Francis
Antoni Henri Garfield
Steven Houghton
Graham Hubbard
Stephen Kent
Vanessa Leagh-Hicks
Glenn Lee
Kumiko Miura
Michael Aaron Peth
Elizabeth Renihan
Andrew Robbins
Mitch Sebastian
Jonathan Stigwood
Sonia Swaby
Matthew White
Michael Winsor
Tunku Yasmin