Belle's Domain
Purse

Purse the Money Truck

Purse is Electra's money truck, and also his messenger. Purse doesn't race - he's too valuable, and dedicated to Electra. Electra sends Purse to summon the coaches he wants to race - first Pearl, then Dinah. This makes Purse the largest component role as he has solo lines to sing!
Purse is usually very effeminate, exquisite, elegant, beautiful and smooth in his actions- assuming he's given any characterisation at all. Unfortunately I have seen Purse played as a nothing - simply onstage in costume to do the lines.
Purse also seems to be the most popular of the components with the fans.
Matthew Boulton Ben Draper


PURSE FANSITES
Purse's Paradise

BACKSTAGE Purse
awww, bless the sleepy Purse... please, get a shed!
your guess is as good as mine. Koffi goodness
Sandy Rass as Purse with C. Jay Ranger, 1994 Sandy Rass is so pretty! Sandy Rass
Sandy Rass Stuart Sweeting looking fabulous! David Hulston
Martin Matthias just happens to be in shot... Martin Matthias, the money truck collecting for charity.  i like that. Martin Matthias, chilling
Purse- David Hulston (swing) with fellow ponents, 2000 Todd Talbot Todd Talbot obligingly posing for costume detail!
Todd Talbot's head, on the last night of StEx in london Quick-change costume laid out Display of costume pieces, Bochum 2005

Gianni Salvucci, Bochum 2005 Gianni Salvucci, Bochum 2005 Gianni Salvucci, Bochum 2005
Andrew Simeon, Bochum 2006 Andrew Simeon, Bochum 2006 Andrew Simeon, Bochum 2006

Purse Portraits
Michael Clauder, Bochum 1998 James Whittington, Bochum 1997 Sebastian Craig, Japan Tour 1990
Wayne Williams, Japan/Australia Tour 1987 Matthew Boulton, UK tour 2004 Christopher Todd, Bochum 1988


concept sketch for broadway Purse


ONSTAGE Purse

London

Original London Cast Original London Cast Original London Cast
London 1992 London 1992 - just behind Pearl - he couldn't avoid the camera all the time! London 1994
London 1994 London 1994 London 1995
London 1996 London 1996 London 1997
London 1997 London 1998 London 1999
London 2000 London 2001 London 2001

Japan/Australia Tours

Japan/Australian Tour 1987 Japan/Australian Tour 1987 Japan/Australian Tour 1987
Japan Tour 1990 Japan Tour 1990

U.S. Productions

Broadway 1987 Broadway 1987 US Tour 1989
Las Vegas 1993 US Tour 2003 US Tour 2003
US tour 2003


Bochum

Bochum 1991 Bochum 2001 Bochum 2002
Bochum 2004

UK Tour

UK tour 2004 UK tour 2004 UK Tour 06

Fan Purses

Roller Boy as Purse, Bochum 2002 Roller Boy as Purse, Bochum 2002 Superb fan Purse, so shiny, Bochum 2005
Purse by Belle, worn by Jared, Open Day 2006

On Ice Purse
Bochum Bochum